MCIB/61 - Tony Murphy

Report Name
Report into the Death of mr. Tony Murphy 
Kenmare River, Co. Kerry 
Date of Incident
Wednesday 31 July 2002
Tuesday 13 July 2004
Mr. Tony Murphy went fishing 31st July, 2002 in Kenmare Bay. When he failed to return, his wife, Mrs. Murphy raised the alarm. On the 1st August, 2002 the Rescue Services were mobilised and a competent search was carried out by the Search and Rescue Agencies. His boat was discovered on the rocks at the Northern shore of Kenmare Bay. The engine was fully engaged in forward gear. In as much as they could the MCIB investigated the incident and the conclusion reached is that Mr. Murphy, who had not been wearing a lifejacket, appears to have fallen overboard and drowned. Mr. Murphy's body was recovered on the 10th August 2002. A post mortem was carried out on Mr. Murphy and drowning was determined as cause of death.
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