Walker finds a ‘severed foot’ on north Dublin beach

Office of the State Pathologist confirmed the skeletal remains were human

Portmarnock Beach in Co Dublin. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Portmarnock Beach in Co Dublin. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí are investigating the discovery a severed foot found by a man on Portmarnock Beach in Dublin.

The man was walking the beach on the morning of October 20th when he spotted the skeletal remains washed ashore and immediately contacted the gardaí.

Gardaí in Malahide alerted deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis and his team.

They examined the remains and confirmed it was human. A number of tests have been carried out on the foot.

A spokesman for the Gardaí said the investigation was ongoing but it not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

Two weeks ago a driver reported seeing an “arm or foot” sticking out of the water in the canal near the Ardnacrusha power station in Co Clare.

Fire services, Coast Guard and marine rescue services searched the area.

It was called off after two days when nothing of significance was found.