#BREAKING Body discovered at River in #Limerick

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Limerick Gardai are at the scene on O'Callaghan's Strand
Limerick Gardai are at the scene on O'Callaghan's Strand
Limerick Gardai are at the scene on O’Callaghan’s Strand

GARDAI and emergency responders from Limerick City Fire and Rescue are attending at the discovery of a body at the River Shannon in Limerick this Wednesday afternoon.

The alarm was raised shortly after 1pm this Wednesday lunchtime when the body was spotted in the water by people walking on the strand.

It is understood that the remains are that of a male aged in his 40s but details have yet to be confirmed.

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Gardai from Henry Street are at the scene and a third appliance from the fire and rescue service is providing assistance.

FireSwift, the rapid response rescue boat also attended and assisted in the recovery of the body from the shallows.

It is understood that the remains will be brought to the University Hospital Limerick for formal identification and post mortem examination.

More to follow.