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Second car discovered during River Lee search

The alarm was raised shortly before 6am this morning.

The scene at the Marina in Cork this morning.
The scene at the Marina in Cork this morning.
Image: Crosshaven Coast Guard

Updated 11.27am

A SECOND CAR has been discovered in the River Lee, near where a car entered the water this morning.

A rescue operation was put in place in Cork, after gardaí received reports of a Hyundai car seen entering the river.

Reports from the Coast Guard and the gardaí say there was no person in the first car when it was discovered. The body of a man who had been reported missing three days ago was found in the second car.

Coast Guard says it believes the two cars are not connected.

Search

Gardaí say that they first received reports of a car entering the water at the Marina near the Lee Rowing Club shortly before 6am this morning.

Mallow search and rescue along with naval divers are currently at the scene canvassing the area.The second car was found as part of the initial search.

The gardaí as well as RNLI lifeboat crews from Crosshaven, a Coast Guard crew and members of a Cork city fire and rescue were at the scene this morning.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Waterford was also present, but left the area once the car was found.

The emergency services were alerted to the incident at 5.53am.

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