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Body found in search for missing climber John Dunne (61) on Carrauntoohil in Kerry

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Kerry Mountain Rescue have issued an appeal for help in their search for John Dunne from Tipperary pictured above.

Kerry Mountain Rescue have issued an appeal for help in their search for John Dunne from Tipperary pictured above.

File photo of search operation

File photo of search operation

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Kerry Mountain Rescue have issued an appeal for help in their search for John Dunne from Tipperary pictured above.

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A body has been found in the search for missing mountain climber John Dunne in Kerry.

Kerry Mountain Rescue and the Coastguard had resumed their search for the missing climber on Carrauntoohil this morning.

“Following the discovery of a body by Kerry Mountain Rescue today, Friday 3rd June 2022 the missing person appeal for John Dunne is being stood down,” a garda statement read.

“An Garda Síochána would like to thank the Kerry Mountain Rescue, those who assisted with the search, the media and public for their assistance in this matter.”

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It’s understood the body will be have to be recovered from its location on Macgillycuddy's Reeks before there can be any formal identification.

The search has been ongoing since first light on Thursday morning and continued throughout the day yesterday. It was called off when darkness fell and has resumed again this morning.

A drone team and search dogs assisted in the search.

Mr Dunne (61) from Tipperary was described as an experienced climber.

A photo of Mr Dunne had been issued in a bid to try and find Mr Dunne and anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact gardaí.

The alarm was raised on Wednesday evening when Mr Dunne did not return to the B&B he was to stay in. He said he would be at Lisleibane car park in an hour but failed to turn up.


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