Body discovered in Bunmahon confirmed as male

A body which washed ashore on Tra Na Strella Beach, one mile west of Bunmahon yesterday has been confirmed to be of a male.

GardaΓ­ and other emergency services were called to the scene on the beach on Sunday morning. They had earlier received reports that a body had washed ashore.

The Rescue 117 helicopter was then tasked with removing the remains and they were taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford.

It’s understood the beach was closed off for a time but reopened to the public in the late afternoon.


A post-mortem is now due to take place on the body today, and GardaΓ­ say no further information will be made available until the results of the post-mortem become available.