Body recovered from the sea at Castletownbere
For the second time this week, Castletownbere Lifeboat has been called to recover a body from the water in the Beara area.
Early this afternoon (Friday), the alarm was raised by a voluntary member of the coastguard who spotted a 5 metres fishing boat upturned in the water about two miles west of Castletownbere.
Castletownbere Lifeboat was dispatched to the scene and recovered the body which was found near the upturned boat. The accident occurred just west of Puleen Harbour and quite near to the shore. The area is near the Buddhist Retreat Centre at Garranes, Beara.
The body recovered was that of a local man from Castletownbere who was very well known and respected in the community. He was very involved in many local activities and organisations and has deep family roots in Castletownbere and Beara.
We understand that the victim did quite a lot of inshore fishing since he retired some years ago and had gone out on the water at about 9 o’clock this morning (Friday), just as he had done on countless other occasions.
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