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Bodies of girl and man found off coast of County Cork

  • 6 March 2013
  • From the section Europe

The bodies of a three-year-old girl and her father have been discovered off the coast of County Cork.

Police searched a farm at Foilnamuck, Ballydehob, at midnight on Wednesday after receiving a call. The Valentia Coastguard carried out a search in the water.

The child's body was found near shore shortly before 02:00 GMT. Her father, 50, was located a short time later.

The bodies have been taken to Cork University Hospital.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out later.

Gardai are investigating the circumstances of their deaths.