Gardaí investigating death of man in Clare

Gardaí investigating death of man in Clare

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in north Clare this afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted at around 4.45pm following a report of a man collapsed close to the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.

An ambulance and advanced paramedic unit as well as two units of the local fire brigade attended the scene.

The HSE’s Emergency Aeromedical Service air ambulance was also requested to attend but was stood down after it was confirmed the man had passed away.

Gardaí sealed off the scene while a member of the divisional crime scene investigation unit carried our an examination of the area.

The body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

A Garda spokesman confirmed that there is no indication that the death is suspicious however the post mortem will determine the course of the investigation.

Gardaí are investigating the possibility that the man may have suffered a fall or died as a result of a medical episode.

The office of the State Pathologist has been informed.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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