Body of missing student recovered from Adam Island wreck

Posted on Jan 19 2012 - 2:49pm by Daniel Rosehill

Photo: Irish Indpenendent

The body of missing 21 year old student Kevin Kershaw, 21, was recovered from the wreck at Adam’s Island in Glandore Bay this afternoon.

The 21 year old had been missing since since the trawler he was fishing on got into difficulty on its approach to Glandore Bay.

Kevin was a FÁS trainee originally from Dublin, and had been living in Clonakilty for a number of years with his aunt.

Still missing are skipper Michael Hayes, from Helvic head where he founded a lifeboat station, and experienced Egyptian crew members from the Alexandria region, Wael Abd Elgwad and Saied Ali Eldin.

The body of Egyptian, Attia Shaban, (26) was recovered this morning.

Wael’s brother Mohammed Abd Elgwad is the only survivor of the tragedy.

The search has been hampered by unsafe diving conditions over the past few days but a recent change in wind directions had made it safer for the Navy and Garda diving teams to carry out the search for the remaining bodies.