Tragedy as body of Irish pensioner, 71, missing from Dublin care home found on Welsh beach
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Tragedy as body of Irish pensioner, 71, missing from Dublin care home found on Welsh beach

THE body of an Irish pensioner who went missing from a nursing home in Dublin has been found washed up on a beach in Wales.

Brendan Burke, 71, vanished on November 15 having last been seen on CCTV in the area of Rathmines in south Dublin.

A major search operation was launched for Mr Burke, who was a resident of Rathfarnham Care Centre.

North Wales Police have now confirmed that a body found washed up on November 29 at a small cove near Treardurr Bay, Anglesey is that of Mr Burke's.

Welsh detectives worked with gardai to identify the remains.

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The coroner for North West Wales has been informed, as well as the family of the deceased.

A police spokesman said Mr Burke's death was not being treated as suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney at Caernarfon Police Station said: “I’d like to thank our colleagues in the Garda for their assistance in this matter and arrangements are now in hand to return the man’s body to his family in Ireland.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with them at this difficult time.”