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Missing Fungie: Ireland gripped by mysterious disappearance of beloved dolphin | World

Missing Fungie: Ireland gripped by mysterious disappearance of beloved dolphin | WorldMissing Fungie: Ireland gripped by mysterious disappearance of beloved dolphin | WorldIreland has been gripped by the mysterious disappearance of a beloved dolphin. Fungie, a solitary bottlenose, appeared in County Kerry’s Dingle Harbour in 1983 and never left. He quickly became a major tourism draw in the area, and enchanted generations of foreign tourists and Irish visitors alike. Now he has suddenly vanished. Local boatmen say he has never previously been gone for more than a few hours in 37 years. Image: Locals say he has never previously been gone for more than a few hours A multi-vessel search involving sonar scanning and scuba divers has been stood down, as the town starts to come to grips with the fact that their prized asset may never return. “We’re all feeling really sad,” said Nuala Moore, an extreme swimmer who would often find herself alongside the dolphin on her daily dip. Advertisement “We’ve been sharing this body of water for 30 years. I grew up swimming with him.” Ms Moore says the harbour is much quieter without Fungie, and his accompanying boats. More from Republic Of Ireland Coronavirus: Ireland’s PM announces six-week lockdown – ‘If we pull together, we’ll be able to celebrate Christmas’ Tributes to murdered policeman Adrian Donohoe as killer sentenced to life …