Ir­ish­man (43) miss­ing in Bahrain found dead

Irish Independent - - News - Robin Schiller

AN IR­ISH MAN who went miss­ing in Bahrain nearly two weeks ago has been found dead.

Conor David Dunne, orig­i­nally from Dublin, was re­ported miss­ing in the Gulf coun­try af­ter fail­ing to turn up for work.

The 43-year-old is un­der­stood to have been work­ing with a con­struc­tion com­pany in Bahrain at the time of his dis­ap­pear­ance.

Ex­ten­sive searches were car­ried out by au­thor­i­ties in the vicin­ity of where he was last seen.

On Satur­day, the body of a man was re­cov­ered from a canal in the coun­try’s Amwaj Is­lands.

It has since been es­tab­lished the re­mains were those of Mr Dunne.

His body was taken to the Sal­maniya Med­i­cal Com­plex where a for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process took place.

Mr Dunne’s em­ploy­ers, Nass Con­tract­ing Com­pany, re­ported him miss­ing af­ter he didn’t ar­rive for work.

A spokes­woman for the Depart­ment of For­eign Af­fairs con­firmed that they were aware of the case and con­sular as­sis­tance was be­ing pro­vided to Mr Dunne’s fam­ily. Lo­cal me­dia re­ported Mr Dunne may have fallen from his apart­ment into a canal at the rear of the build­ing.

“His body was found in a canal near his house in Amwaj. He was last seen in a restau­rant in Amwaj,” an ex­pa­tri­ate told ‘Gulf Daily News’.

How­ever, it is un­der­stood the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing his death have not yet been es­tab­lished.

The publi­ca­tion also re­ported Mr Dunne ar­rived in Bahrain two weeks ago and was liv­ing alone on a visit visa.

The Amwaj Is­lands are lo­cated to the north of the Bahraini is­land of Muhar­raq, close to the in­ter­na­tional air­port. The coun­try’s In­te­rior Min­istry con­firmed the body of a “for­eign na­tional” was dis­cov­ered, adding ini­tial ex­am­i­na­tions found no ev­i­dence of a crim­i­nal el­e­ment.

A large num­ber of emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles re­sponded to the scene on Satur­day, in­clud­ing four po­lice cars, an am­bu­lance and a fire truck.

Foren­sic ex­perts were also called to the scene.

Mr Dunne is the third Ir­ish per­son to trag­i­cally pass away abroad in a short num­ber of days.

Last week an Ir­ish tod­dler died while on a fam­ily hol­i­day in the Mal­dives. Max Mus­grave (2) drowned in a pri­vate pool in one of the lux­ury re­sorts in the In­dian Ocean.

Just days ear­lier, Dubliner Andrew Roddy (30) lost his life while swim­ming on hon­ey­moon with his wife Gill.

Mr Roddy, who was from Killester on the cap­i­tal’s north side and had only just cel­e­brated his birthday, was in the Mal­dives when he got into dif­fi­cultly swim­ming in the ocean off the south Asian is­land na­tion.

He was later pro­nounced dead.

Conor David Dunne has been found dead in Bahrain

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