The family of missing teenager, Chloe Kinsella, whose body was recovered from the river Shannon this morning, have thanked everyone who helped search for her over the past week.
The 15-year-old had not been seen since she went missing from her home in Kileely last Saturday night. Her body was found by members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue unit this morning at Brown’s Quay, a few hundred yards from her home.
There were emotional scenes at St Munchins Family Resource Centre in Kileely this afternoon as hundreds of people who had been involved in searches gathered after learning of the tragic news.
Chloes’s sister, Lindsey, broke down as she thanked everybody who helped in the search efforts and her uncle, Matthew Franklin, said he was relieved that his niece’s body had been found. “Thanks for everything you did over the past week, it was hard but we all stuck together,” he said as he addressed the huge crowd
Supt Dan Keane of praised the community effort and he thanked all of the search teams from across the country who had offered their assistance since Chloe’s disappearence.
Fr Tony O’Riordan said it was hard to describe the tragedy but he urged the family and friends of Chloe Kinsella to support each over over the coming days.
Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, who helped coordinate some of the searches cine the weekend said the community spirit since last Saturday night ahad been brilliant.
Following this morning’s discovery, the remains of Chloe Kinsella were removed to University Hospital where a post mortemwill be carried out.,