The news isn’t good. American climber Michael Reardon still hasn’t been found.
I must say, I’m shocked at how different the story of what happened is from initial reports. Reminds one of how all news reports should be taken with a shaker of salt.
Mr Reardon, who was 36, was due to return to the United States today. He had been in Ireland for the past month along with a photographer who was taking pictures of him climbing for an American magazine.Con Moriarty, whose house Mr Reardon was staying in, said the famous climber was just standing on a ledge, west of Valentia Coast Guard Station when he was hit by a wave and then slipped.
He had completed a short climb just before he was struck by a wave. The alarm was raised shortly after 5pm yesterday. Mr Moriarty said he was unable to get himself out of the sea.
Mr Reardon’s wife Marci and his 13-year-old daughter are on their way to Ireland and are set to arrive here tomorrow morning.
I’m very sad for them.