"Yoga Pair Lost", Evening Herald
Seahunt after clothes found.
TWO YOUNG health enthusiasts are missing feared drowned following an exercise stint at Howth yesterday.
The two unmarried men, civil servant Jim Fay (24), of Navan, and printer Sean Dillon (24), of Raheny, have been living at the Tony Quinn yoga centre in Church Street, Howth, for some time.
Today a full-scale sea and air search was launched after their clothes were found on the beach near the East pier.
In the early afternoon they had left the yoga centre to go for a jogging session.
Both the gardai and leaders of the yoga commune are completely baffled by the case of the vanishing men.
While gardai at Howth pointed out that indications were that the two yoga enthusiasts may have gone for a swim to cool off after their sprint along the seafront, a spokesman at the Quinn yoga centre said "We feel it's most unlikely that they would have gone into the water on such a cold day."
As relatives of the two men were informed of their disappearance, a spokesman at the commune said "We encourage people to maintain a high level of fitness. We are absolutely dumbfounded that they are missing. We don't think they went for a swim."
Howth lifeboat was launched this morning but later returned to base because of choppy seas. The search was however taken up by a helicopter from the Marine Rescue Centre at Shannon with the crew scanning the coastline between Howth and Malahide.
Said a garda officer at Howth: “It's all a bit of a mystery. As far as we can make out they may have gone for a swim to cool off after their running session.”
Sean Dillon had been reported missing by his brother, who identified |his clothing at Howth Garda Station shortly after midnight.
The clothing found on the East pier included Mr. Fay's singlet and running shorts as well as a full outfit of clothing belonging to Mr. Fay.
Mr. Fay is a tax officer attached to the Revenue Commissioners Office at Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.
Both had been living at the centre for 18 months.
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This article was sourced from Dialogue Ireland.