Irishman (43) missing in Bahrain found dead
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