Isla Plana

AN Irish woman’s body has been found in the sea in Murcia.

The remains of the woman were discovered floating in a cove just a few metres from the shore in the village of Isla Plana in Cartagena at around 8.40am on Sunday.

According to Murcia Today her body was spotted by someone walking near the Plaza del Mar – a popular bar and shopping area – who reported it to police.

The remains were removed from the scene and she was identified by her husband.

Her identity has not yet been revealed but it is believed she was 57 years old and was on holiday staying with friends at the time.

Guardia Civil officers are currently investigating but no foul play is suspected.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We can confirm that assistance is being provided to the family of an individual who passed away in Spain.”

The investigation continues.

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