Body recovered from base of Cliffs of Moher

A body was been recovered from the base of the Cliffs of Moher.

Body recovered from base of Cliffs of Moher

A body was been recovered from the base of the Cliffs of Moher.

The discovery was made late yesterday however a recovery operation was not mounted until lunchtime today.

Gardaí and the Irish Coast Guard had been searching for a man in his 50’s from Dublin who was reported missing on Tuesday.

A search got underway early on Wednesday after a car the man is understood to have been driving, was found in a carpark at the cliffs.

Late yesterday, shortly before the search was due to be stood down for the night, Coast Guard personnel spotted a body on the shoreline at the base of the cliffs.

The Garda Water Unit was alerted and requested to be available to assist if it was confirmed that body was in the same location this morning.

While the body had been moved with the tide overnight, it was still visible on the shore and so Garda divers were called in.

Two divers swam ashore and recovered the remains at around 1.30pm.

The body was taken back to the Coast Guard station in Doolin and later removed to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination will be carried out.

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