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Coastguard Cliff Team Recovers Body From Mayo Blowhole

24th June 2016
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The blowhole at Dun na mBó in Co Mayo The blowhole at Dun na mBó in Co Mayo Photo: TripAdvisor

#Coastguard - Coastguard teams from Achill and Ballyglass were involved in the recovery of the body of a young man from a popular tourism spot on the Mayo coast, as Independent.ie reports.

Achill Coast Guard's cliff rescue unit were called into action to recover the suspected faller from the 65ft blowhole at Dun na mBó after reports of a missing person in the area.

A spokesperson for Achill Coast Guard described the almost five-hour operation as "extremely dangerous, challenging and technically difficult" as the casualty was located in a cave within the blowhole, with sea water rushing in from the base.

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