Gardaí rule out foul play in death of man found in Limerick river

Story David Raleigh. 10/6/2021 Following the discovery of a body in the river Shannon the Garda water unit conducted a search on Thursday in the Corbally baths area near the Mill road. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

GARDAÍ have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was recovered in a river, off the River Shannon, in Limerick, last Wednesday, June 9.

The unidentified body was discovered around 1pm in the Mill Race, a waterway in the Corbally area.

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Yesterday, members of the Garda Water Unit combed a section of the same waterway near Corbally Baths as part of the investigation.

This morning, a Garda spokesman confirmed the investigation team had ruled out foul play in the man’s death, after a post mortem was carried out on the body last night.

A statement issued by the Garda Press Office read: “The post mortem in relation to the body discovered Corbally, Co Limerick on June 9, 2021 has been completed, and was carried out by the State Pathologist at University Hospital Limerick on June 10, 2021.”

“A file will now be prepared for the Coroner.”

The statement added that “the deceased is yet to be identified”.