Body recovered from sea near Kilkee

Body recovered from sea near Kilkee

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

A body has been recovered from the sea in Co Clare this afternoon.

The discovery as made in Kilkee during the search for missing school teacher David McMahon who was last seen on September 9th.

The body was spotted in the water by members of Mr McMahon’s family at around 3pm and recovered at about 5.30pm.

The remains, which have not been formally identified, have been recovered to the pier in Kilkee.

The body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.

Hundreds of friends and colleagues of the missing man had been involved in well coordinated searches over the past fortnight.

The massive multi-agency search involved Irish Coast Guard units from Kilkee, Doolin, Killaloe and Ballybunnion, the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter Rescue 115, as well Civil Defence units from several counties including Clare.

Members of the Burren and Kilkee sub aqua clubs had also volunteered their services during the search.

It was during the search for David that Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas died tragically on September 12th.

Two members of Kilkee Coast Guard were rescued after their boat capsized in rough seas.

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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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