Gardai investigate man's death after body is recovered from river Shannon

Gardai investigate man's death after body is recovered from river Shannon

The man's body was taken by hearse to University Hospital Limerick | Picture: Press 22

GARDAI in Killaloe have launched an investigation after a man’s body was recovered from the river Shannon near Ballina in County Tipperary.

The alarm was raised shortly before midday this Wednesday after a member of the public alerted gardai to a car which was parked close to a slipway a short distance from the town.

Local gardai assisted by volunteers from the Irish Coast Guard and crews from Killaloe Fire and Rescue service carried out searches in the area – resulting in the discovery of the body in the water.

The body of the man, who is believed to have been aged in his mid-50’s, was removed from the water and taken by hearse to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) where a post mortem will be carried out.

While gardai are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death for the local coroner, a spokesperson said it’s being treated as a “personal tragedy”.

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