Missing tourist: Search resumes in West Cork, but weather prevents diving

The search will resume this morning for a tourist missing in West Cork.

The two Dutchmen, one of whom has been named as Roland Deckers, have not been seen since they went for a walk in bad weather on Sheep's Head peninsula near Kilcrohane on Saturday.

A body was recovered in a cove yesterday afternoon, which is believed to be one of the missing men although it has not yet been identified.

A post mortem is due to take place this afternoon.

Divisional controller at Valentia Coastguard John Draper said the Gardaí, Navy and a local lifeboat would join their crews to look for the second man this morning. Weather conditions are poor.

"Sea conditions are still not suitable for diving. There would a hazard in conducting any diving operation," he said.

"We'd hope to get a window in the next few days, but it's not looking great weather-wise."

Mr Deckers was an annual visitor to his family's holiday home in Kilcrohane. Locals said he usually stayed in Kilcrohane for three months every summer and occasionally at Easter time.

He and his friend visited on this occasion to check if any storm damage had been caused to the property. They arrived last Wednesday and were due to fly home today.

Additional reporting by Irish Examiner reporter Noel Baker


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