Body recovered from sea in North Clare

Body recovered from sea in North Clare


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017
 Irish Coast Guard volunteers recovered a body from the sea in Co Clare on Saturday afternoon.


The body is believed to be that of a woman feared missing in the area of the Cliffs of Moher since a car was discovered abandoned last Tuesday.

Following the discovery of the vehicle, Gardaí requested the Irish Coast Guard to assist in the search of the area. It’s understood the vehicle was traced back to a woman from the Roscommon area.

On Saturday afternoon, a body was spotted in the water about a kilometre north of Doolin Pier. Doolin Coast Guard launched one of their boats and the body was quickly located.

The body was recovered to Doolin Coast Guard station before being transported to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Meanwhile, on Friday night, Coast Guard personnel from Doolin station were requested to assist the HSE with the medical evacuation of a man believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest in the local area.

The Shannon based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, was requested to airlift the patient to hospital.

Coast Guard volunteers assisted ambulance paramedics while other members of the Doolin secured a safe landing site for the helicopter.

The man, believed be in his 60’s, was flown to Galway University Hospital for treatment.


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.