The woman who died after the caravan she was staying in was blown onto a beach in Clifden Co Galway yesterday has been named as Elvira Ferraii from Switzerland.

She was staying on her own in the caravan at the Clifden ecoBeach Camping and Caravan Park when the incident occurred during Storm Ali.

She was confirmed dead at the scene in Claddaghduff, Clifden, yesterday morning.

Gardaí were alerted at 7.45am that a caravan had blown away.

A search was carried out on the beach and the woman’s body was found a short time later.

Her body was taken for a postmortem examination and the local coroner notified.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

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