Body of Limerick man recovered from Cliffs of Moher

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The grim discovery of the body of the Limerick man was made on Tuesday
The grim discovery of the body of the Limerick man was made on Tuesday

A POST mortem examination has taken place on the body of a 33-year-old Limerick man that was recovered from the base of the Cliffs of Moher following a five hour rescue operation on Tuesday.

Shortly after 5pm, the alarm was raised following reports that a man had fallen from the edge of the prime tourist spot in County Clare.

Emergency services, together with the Doolin based Coast Guard and the Shannon based helicopter Rescue 115, received eyewitness reports that they could see a body at the base of the cliffs on the rocks.

The man’s remains could be seen at the base of Aill Na Searrach.

Members of the Kilkee Search and Rescue were also requested to assist after volunteers quickly confirmed there was a body below.

Specialised abseiling equipment was setup to reach the base of the cliff and recover the man’s body.

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Other members were able to make the ascent by an old goat track and the body was brought up the cliff face by volunteers.

The body was removed to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick and a post mortem examination has taken place.