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A body has been recovered from the River Lee in the search for missing student Colin Ronayne

31-year-old Colin, a native of the Mallow area, went missing in Cork city early in the morning of New Year’s Day.

Colin Ronayne (4) Colin Ronayne Source: Garda Press Office

A BODY OF a man been recovered from the River Lee this morning in the search for missing student Colin Ronayne.

The as-yet-unidentified body was recovered from the river at Kennedy Quay at about 9.40am this morning by a search team from Mallow Search and Rescue (MSAR), according to a spokesman for the service.

A Garda spokesman confirmed that the body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital where a formal identification is expected to take place.

wellington Wellington Bridge, Cork city Source: Google Maps

MSAR had been involved in the search for Colin since the 13 January.

31-year-old student Colin had been missing from Cork city since early in the morning of New Year’s Day.

He was last seen near Wellington Bridge in the city at around 6am on that date.

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