Suspected human leg bone found on Irish beach as Gardaí launch investigation
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Suspected human leg bone found on Irish beach as Gardaí launch investigation

AN investigation is underway after a suspected human leg bone was found on a beach in Co. Louth.

Drogheda Coast Guard were notified of the grim discovery at around 8pm last night and removed the bone from the scene at The Haven, Baltray.

Gardaí have confirmed the bone will now be examined by experts to ascertain its origin.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí from Drogheda Garda Station are investigating the discovery of a bone in The Haven, Baltray, yesterday evening Monday 8th July 2019 at approximately 20:00.

"The item will now be technically examined."

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Taking to Facebook following the find last night, Drogheda Coast Guard said they had recovered "what is believed to be a human leg bone (pending examination)" on the beach at Baltray.

They added: "The area was preserved and Gardaí notified.

"The bone was taken away by Gardaí for further examination.

"Remember if you see someone in trouble on or near the water dial 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard."