Limerick man’s death being treated as tragic accident

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The late Donal Kennedy.

GARDAÍ are treating the death of a Limerick man in Ballybunion last week as a tragic accident.

33-year-old Donal Kennedy’s remains were discovered on a sandbar in the Cashen river south of the North Kerry resort on Wednesday afternoon.

The Caherdavin man was on a night out with a group of friends attending Listowel Races when he went missing on Saturday night, September24.

One of the group with Mr Kennedy on Saturday night, told Radio Kerry that his disappearance was completely out of character.

He said that Mr Kennedy had epilepsy and may have hit his head in a fall while making his way back to the apartment where he was staying.

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Mr Kennedy had left friends at a bar and CCTV footage showed him walking down the slipway access road to the beach with fast food he had purchased minutes earlier.

Results of a post mortem conducted at University Hospital Kerry on Mr Kennedy’s remains have not yet been made available but Gardaí have ruled out any suspicious aspect to his death.

According to The Kerryman newspaper, his remains were spotted by a local search and rescue unit member, one of several professional and voluntary search teams that had been combing the coast since the missing person investigation was launched in the hours after he was last seen.