Tuesday 27 September 2016

Coastguard recover body of man from sea in search for missing businessman

Published 20/05/2016 | 10:43

Irish Coastguard S92 helicopter (Stock photo)
Irish Coastguard S92 helicopter (Stock photo)

The Coastguard have recovered the body of a man from the sea in Co Clare.

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The discovery was made shortly after 8am this morning by members of the Doolin Coastguard team in an area known as Doonacore Bay, south of Doolin Point.

The crew were conducting a shoreline search at the time in connection to the disappearance of a Dublin businessman.

The deceased man's remains will be transferred to Ennis General Hospital for a post mortem and formal identification, the Coastguard told Independent.ie.

The Coastguard have been carrying out sea searches off the coast of Co Clare for a businessman who was feared to have fallen into the sea.

The missing man's car was first spotted on the evening of Thursday, May 12th.

It is believed that the missing man, who is aged in his 60s, is a legal professional from the Dublin area.

It has not been confirmed if the remains discovered this morning are connected to the missing man.

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