Body of missing Limerick fisherman found

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The body of a man has been recovered from the river Shannon in Limerick
GARDAI are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body on the river Shannon.

GARDAI are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body on the river Shannon.

The body of the man, aged in his thirties, is believed to be that of a fisherman who was reported missing on Tuesday evening.

The alarm was raised after a fishing rod, a pen knife and a bicycle belonging to the fisherman were found near O’Dwyer Bridge in the city centre.

Several searches involving gardai, personnel from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and volunteers from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue have taken place over the past few days.

Rescue 115 - the Shannon-based Coastguard helicopter has also assisted in the search operation.

The man’s body was recovered from the Shannon near the cement factory in Mungret at around 11.30am today after it was spotted floating on the water by two fishermen.

The remains were taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

It is understood that gardai do not suspect foul play at this stage.