Woman’s body recovered from sea in Clare

Woman’s body recovered from sea in Clare


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Gardaí are seeking to identify a body recovered from the sea off Co Clare this afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of a woman in her 50s or 60s and was spotted in the water at around 11.30am by a ranger based at the Cliffs of Moher. Gardaí and the Irish Coast Guard were notified.

Volunteers from the Doolin unit of the Coast Guard were requested to launch one of their rescue boats and proceed to the location where they soon recovered the body.

The remains were taken to the Coast Guard station at Doolin and formally handed over to Gardaí before being transported by hearse to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will take place.

Gardaí are now working to establish who the woman is so they can notify her next-of-kin.

A Garda spokesman confirmed: “The body of a woman, estimated to be in her 50s or 60s was recovered from the sea and taken to Doolin. A post-mortem examination will take place and we are working to identify this woman.”

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information to contact Ennistymon Garda Station on 065-707 2180.

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.