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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Search for missing man resumes on Sheep's Head Peninsula

The body of another man also reported missing was recovered yesterday. A coast guard helicopter will carry out a sweep of the coast at low tide.

Conditions on Sheep's Head on Saturday.
Conditions on Sheep's Head on Saturday.
Image: Robert Shaw

A LAND AND sea search operation on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork is recommencing this morning for one of two men who went missing at the weekend.

The men, who are both believed to be from The Netherlands, were reported missing after they failed to return home from a walk on Saturday.

A body was recovered from an “inaccessible location” by helicopter yesterday.

The search operation was stood down at 6pm last night. Those taking part gathered again early this morning, and were due back out at first light, a coast guard spokesman told

Coast guard units from Castletownbere, Glandore and Toe Head are taking part in the search — as is the Castletownbere lifeboat.

The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter is due at the scene at low tide later this morning to carry out a sweep of the coastline.

The operation is being coordinated by Bantry gardaí

The men have been frequent visitors in the area and were staying in a house on the peninsula. The mother of one of the men reported them missing.

Artist Robert Shaw was on Sheep’s Head on Saturday. He filmed this clip of the weather conditions.

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