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Skeletal remains wash up on seashore in Clare

Walkers found the remains on rocks this afternoon.

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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the discovery of skeletal remains that washed up on the seashore in Co Clare this afternoon.

The alarm was raised at around midday when walkers reported finding the remains on rocks near Fanore in the north of the county.

Gardaí responded to the call and requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard.

Volunteers from the Doolin unit of the service travelled to the area by road. Members had to trek across rocky terrain to reach the scene where they located the skeleton.

The remains were removed from the scene and taken to Doolin Coast Guard station from there they were later transported by hearse to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.

Investigating gardaí are hoping that DNA testing will help them establish the identify of the body. They are also checking the missing persons database.

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