Bodies of three-year-old girl and father found on west Cork coast

Bodies of three-year-old girl and father found on west Cork coast

The body of a man and his three-year-old daughter have been recovered from the sea in west Cork.

A major search operation was launched after the alarm was raised following a call to gardaí from a farm in Ballydehob shortly before midnight.

The bodies were recovered on the beach and from the water a short time later at Audley Cove, an isolated beach west of Ballydehob.

Audley Cove

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Gardaí were called to the farm at Foilnamuck in Ballydehob shortly before midnight, when the 50-year-old man and his three-year-old daughter were reported missing.

A major search operation began. Officers carried out a search of the farmland and surrounding area and Valentia coastguard was called in to coordinate the search, which also involved the Baltimore Lifeboat service.

The body of the three-year-old girl was found on the beach at Audley Cove, which is close to the farm at Foilnamuck, at around 2am and the body of her father was taken from the water a short time later.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Bodies of three-year-old girl and father found on west Cork coast

(Image: Google Maps)

The bodies have been taken to Cork University Hospital for post mortem examinations by the State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster later this morning and gardaí have launched an investigation.

Gardaí at Bantry are investigating.

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