Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman

Date Published : April 19th, 2015    Published By : admin

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The Irish Coast Guard have recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing in Clare bay when he and three friends got into difficulty and became cut off by the incoming tide.

By Brian Cleary
Three men managed to take shelter from the rising tide on a tractor they were using to collect shellfish. They were then rescued by a local boat. The group had been fishing for oysters at Poulnasherry Bay between Kilkee and Kilrush.

It's understood that the man's body was found 200 metres from where he was fishing. His body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem.

It’s believed that the missing man tried to swim to shore. Units from Kilkee, Ballybunion, Doolin and Kilrush coast guard were involved in the search and rescue operation, along with a helicopter team from nearby Shannon.

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