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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Plunge body search resumes

A MAJOR search for a body after a car plunged into the Atlantic Ocean was called off for the night last night.

Underwater divers wrapped up the operation at Byrne's Cove near Kilkee, Co Clare, as weather and tidal conditions worsened.

Gardai said a car was seen plunging into the water at about 12.50am this morning.

It is understood it is being treated as a tragic accident.

A spokesman for the Coast Guard said that the search would resume this morning.

It is understood there was one occupant in the vehicle.

FAITHFULL BREAKS BONE IN BACK

SINGER Marianne Faithfull is recovering after breaking a bone in her back in an accident.

The 66-year-old, who dated Mick Jagger in the 1960s, has had to cancel shows in Lebanon and the US as a result of her injuries.

Faithfull, known for top 10 hits such as As Tears Go By, fractured her sacrum on the first day of a holiday in California.

Her injury happened last month but has just come to light after she announced she was unable to perform.

GANG VIOLENCE CLOSES SCHOOLS

SOUTH Africa's Western Cape education ministry says it has closed 16 schools near Cape Town for two days because of a spike in gang violence.

One man was shot dead in broad daylight.

Aysha Ismail said yesterday her son was shot in an area in Manenberg where children play every day. Fellow members said he was a part of the gang called the Americans.

Ministry spokeswoman Bronagh Casey said schools were closed after teachers said they fear for their safety.

SHARK BITES OFF TOURIST'S ARM

A German tourist swimming off a beach in Hawaii has lost an arm in a shark attack.

The woman, who was in her 20s, was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the attack on Wednesday afternoon.

Her right arm is believed to have been severed below the shoulder.

Two of her friends and a kayaker helped her to shore.

Helicopters were sent over the coastline to check for the shark.

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