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Bodies of three men recovered from sunken vessel in Kerry

The three men were the only casualties and people aboard the vessel.

Coonanna Co, Kerry
Coonanna Co, Kerry
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Updated Sep 30th 2018, 8:10 PM

THE BODIES OF three men have been recovered from a sunken vessel in Co Kerry. 

Gardaí have said that one man was in his 50s while the other two were in their 30s. 

A coast guard spokesperson confirmed that they had received a report earlier that a vessel had sunk close to Coonanna pier, Cahersiveen in South Kerry. 

Local gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the discovery of a body of a man in the water near an upturned Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) at 6.20pm. 

Coast Guard and the Lifeboat Service attended the scene and a further two bodies were discovered under the boat.

The three men, believed to be from eastern Europe, were the only casualties and people aboard the vessel. 

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The bodies of the three men were removed from the scene by the rescue 115 helicopter and taken to University Hospital Kerry where post-mortem examinations will take place. 

According to a garda spokesperson, it is believed that the men went fishing earlier this morning.

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