Woman's body discovered off Clare coast

Woman's body discovered off Clare coast

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a woman's body off the coast of Clare.

According to The Journal, the alarm was raised around 3.45pm yesterday by the crew of a passenger ferry off the Cliffs of Moher.

Doolin Coast Guard were contacted and a rescue operation was mounted.

The ferry crew remained at the scene until Doolin Coast Guard was able to reach the point at which the body was located.

The body was recovered at around 4.30pm and transported to University Hospital Limerick.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out there today.

It’s believed the body is that of a woman and may have been in the water for a number of days.

Watch officers at the Irish Coast Guard’s marine rescue sub centre at Valentia in Kerry were also involved in the rescue operation.

Gardaí are now trying to identify the remains.

The body was found about a kilometre off shore close to where the body of a young woman was recovered last week.

Last Thursday, the body of a Polish woman was recovered from rocks at the base of the Cliffs of Moher.

Divers from the Irish Navy assisted Doolin Coast Guard with the recovery at Aill Na Searrach.

It’s understood the young woman, who was seen falling from the cliffs, was studying in Dublin and had travelled to Clare on a tour bus.

The alarm was raised when emergency services received a report of a woman falling from the cliff at Aill Na Searrach shortly after 1pm.

The Doolin unit of the Coast Guard was alerted while the Shannon based helicopter Rescue 115 was also dispatched to the scene.

Volunteer members of the Kilkee and Killaloe units of the Coast Guard were also sent to the area to assist.