Searches were carried out along the River Shannon this Friday | PICTURE: BRENDAN GLEESON
THE body of a young woman has been recovered from the banks of the River Shannon.
The woman, aged in her mid-20s, was seen entering the water in the early hours of this Friday morning.
This sparked a major search from members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, the Irish Coastguard, Limerick Land Search as well as members of the fire brigade, who used the Fireswift rescue boat.
The scene was later handed over to An Garda Siochana.
Members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, supported by Rescue Helicopter 115, made the tragic discovery near Barrington’s Pier earlier this evening.
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