Gardai investigating discovery of man’s body in Limerick river

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GARDAI are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body in the River Shannon in Limerick.
The man’s body was recovered from the river in a joint operation involving the Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service on Saturday evening.
The body, of a man in his early 20s, was recovered at Steamboat Quay shortly after 5pm after a member of the public alerted emergency services.
The man’s body was removed from a slipway at St Michael’s Boat Club to University Hospital Limerick.
The discovery of the body is not being treated as suspicious, however a garda spokeswoman said that gardai were “investigating all the circumstances in relation to the discovery of a male body (early 20s) floating in the river on Saturday evening, on 12th September, 2020 at approximately 5.15pm”.
The spokeswoman said the body “was recovered by Limerick fire and rescue and death was pronounced by ambulance personnel”.
“The body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will take place.”
“A file will be prepared for the Coroners Court,” the garda spokeswoman said.