A Dutch tourist swept into the sea off the Cork coast during a powerful storm died of blunt force trauma.

A resumed inquest into the death of Othman Rahmouni, 33, from Amsterdam concluded in Bantry with a verdict of accidental death.

Mr Rahmouni's body was recovered on 10 February 2014 in a dangerous blow hole located 300m from a holiday home in which he was staying at Eskraha on the Sheep's Head Peninsula in west Cork.

He was staying at the coastal house with his friend Roland Deckers, who is believed to have been lost in similar circumstances but whose body has never been recovered.

Mr Deckers' family own the holiday house and he was a regular visitor to the region for some years.

The pair visited the Snug Bar in Bantry on Friday, 7 February and picked up supplies at the local Supervalu.

This was the last time they were seen alive.

The powerful storm struck the following day and it is believed the two were swept into the sea as they walked along the coastline.

Weather conditions were dangerous with wind speeds reaching Force 11 and waves battering the coastline.

The pair had gone to west Cork to check on the remote holiday home located on a dangerous stretch of the Sheep's Head coastline.

Mr Rahmouni's body was winched from the blow hole by the Coast Guard.

He died of pulmonary contusion and blunt force trauma due to being swept onto rocks in stormy conditions, an inquest into his death at Bantry courthouse heard.

A khaki jacket identified as belonging to Mr Deckers was found in the same blowhole on 16 February 2014 but his body remains missing.

The Coast Guard and search authorities conducted a final sweep of the coastline on 17 January 2015, looking for any trace of Mr Deckers, but no further developments were recorded.

"Whilst nobody saw, the sea conditions at the times were such that it didn't take much imagination to work out what happened," Coroner Frank O'Connell said.