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Body Found In Search For Missing Japanese Tourists Off Kilkee

30th August 2015
Body Found In Search For Missing Japanese Tourists Off Kilkee

#Missing - Emergency teams have reportedly found a body in the search for two Japanese tourists missing off the Clare coast for more than a week.

As previously reported on, Eiji Takagi (61) and Ushio Azaki (61) have not been seen since Saturday 22 August, when they checked out of their hotel in Spanish Point.

Their rental car was found on Tuesday 25 August at Byrnes Cove in Kilkee, and search and rescue teams focused their attention to the coastline north from Kilkee to Doonbeg.

It's now being reported by that a body has been recovered after being found by a diver off George's Head just north of Kilkee this afternoon (Sunday 30 August) though there has been no formal identification as yet.

In other news, a diver has been treated for the bends after an incident off Kerry yesterday (Saturday 29 August).

According to, the man reported feeling unwell after a routine dive, prompting emergency services to arrange for him to be treated in specialised facilities at University Hospital Galway.

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