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BREAKING: Body found by divers searching for missing Japanese couple

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
BREAKING: Body found by divers searching for missing Japanese couple

A body has been found by divers searching for a Japanese couple missing for eight days.

Sixty-three-year-old Eiji Takagi and 61-year-old Ushio Azaki checked out of their hotel in Spanish Point last Saturday morning.

Their car - a red 151 Hyundai - was found in Kilkee.

Gardaí say it is believed this car was parked there shortly after 9pm on Saturday 22 August.

They were both due to take a flight from Shannon Airport on Monday 24 August, via Heathrow Airport for onward connection to Tokyo.

However, they failed to show up for this flight.

A search operation is ongoing in conjunction with an Garda Síochána and the Irish Coast Guard.