Skeletal remains discovered by sea near Fanore

Skeletal remains discovered by sea near Fanore

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains washed up on the sea shore in Co Clare this afternoon.

The alarm was raised at around midday when walkers reported finding a body on rocks at Poulsallagh near Fanore in the north of the county.

Gardaí responded to the call and requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard.

Volunteers from the Doolin unit of the service travelled to the area by road. Members had to trek across rocky terrain to reach the scene where they located the skeleton.

The remains were removed from the scene and taken to Doolin Coast Guard station from there they were later transported by hearse to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.

Investigating Gardaí are hoping that they DNA testing will help them establish the identify of the body. Gardaí are also checking the missing persons database.

Gardaí at Ennistymon are investigating the discovery.

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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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