Body of man found in river outside Limerick City

GARDAÍ are investigating after the body of a man was discovered on the River Shannon on the outskirts of Limerick City this afternoon (August 23).

The body was recovered by members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service (LMSRS) at a bank of the river located at “Meelick Light”, which is a guiding light for ships sailing into and out of Limerick Port.

Members of the voluntary LMSRS were conducting a routine sweep of the river, using two jet skis and a boat, when they came upon the body around 12.30pm this afternoon.

LMSRS personnel transported the body by boat to the service’s slipway, situated off the Dock Road in Limerick City, where it was met by Gardaí and transported by road to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

A Garda spokeswoman said Gardaí were “alerted to the discovery of a body in the water in Meelick, County Clare, at 12.30pm today”.

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The spokeswoman confirmed the body was removed to UHL and that the office of the Limerick Coroner had been notified.

“Investigations are ongoing,” added the Garda spokeswoman.