Gardaí investigate discovery of body on beach

Gardaí investigate discovery of body on beach


Gardaí at the scene at Kilmacreehy Beach this morning

Gardaí in Co Clare are investigating the discovery of a man’s body on a beach early today.

The body was found by a walker on Kilmacreehy Beach near Liscannor in North Clare at around 11.00am.

On arrival, Gardaí located a body near the high water mark close to a local pitch and putt club.

The body is believed to that of a male in his 20s or 30s however it’s not yet known who the man is or where he entered the water.

Gardaí preserved the scene pending the arrival of Crime Scene Investigation officers who documented and photographed the area. The body was then recovered from the beach and removed by hearse to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.

A Garda spokesman confirmed that while they have not identified the man, they are not currently treating the death as suspicious.

The spokesman said: “At the moment we do not believe the death is suspicious but we will await the results of the post-mortem examination before making a final determination. We don’t have any identification for this man and we are working to establish that by checking missing persons lists.”

Gardaí at Ennistymon are investigating the discovery and anyone with information can contact the station on 065 7072180.

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.