Two bodies found near Spanish Point

Two bodies have been located in the sea near Spanish Point in Co Clare this afternoon.

A search had been underway for two crew men aboard the "Lady Eileen" who were reported missing yesterday evening, after they failed to arrive home to Quilty.

One of the men reported missing is described as being in his early 60s and is thought to have three children, while the second man is in his late 20s and is believed to be expecting a baby with his partner next month.

Naval divers had been deployed to the scene earlier but they have not yet entered the water.

The two bodies remain at the scene this afternoon and will be taken to hospital in Limerick where they will be formerly identified and post-mortems will be carried out.


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