Body found during search for missing fisherman off coast of Kilrush, County Clare

A body has been found during a search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Kilrush in County Clare.

Emergency services were alerted to an incident at Poulnasherry Bay at about 03:25 local time on Sunday, when four people working on oyster beds got into difficulty.

Valentia Coastguard said they were using tractors and trailers and got cut off from shore when the tide came in.

A boat rescued three of the people.

The Coastguard said the body was located at 10:40 local time, about 200m west of where the fisherman was reported missing.

Irish state broadcaster RTÉ reports that Kilkee, Doolan and Ballybunion coastguard units along with the Shannon rescue helicopter and the Kilrush lifeboat were involved in the search.

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