Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a body in the sea off Co Clare this afternoon, writes Patrick Flynn.
A group of divers, who had been training near Doolin, made the discovery at around 3.00pm.
Members of two sub aqua clubs from Clare and Limerick had been on exercise near the Cliffs of Moher at the time.
During one of their dives, two members of the Clare based Burren Sub Aqua Club made the discovery in about 25m of water.
The area where the body was found was marked while the divers returned to the surface and raise the alarm. Gardaí and the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were alerted.
Two divers, one from each of the clubs, undertook another dive to recover the body to the surface.
The remains were transferred to a Coast Guard rescue boat and taken back to Doolin station. The body was later removed to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination is expected to be carried out.
The body is believed to be that of a woman and may have been in the water some time.
Gardaí are investigating the discovery and attempting to establish an identity for the person.