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Search of canal continuing this morning after body part spotted in the water

A person reported that they saw an arm sticking out of the water.

Updated 8.08am

A SEARCH OF a canal near Ardnacrusha power station in Co Clare is continuing this morning following a report that a body part was seen in the water.

Operations Manager with the Coast Guard, Gerard O’Flynn told that the call came in from a passing motorist at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

O’Flynn confirmed this morning that searches had resumed at first light but that no body has yet been found.

Three units of the Limerick City and County Fire Service and the Killaloe-based coastguard marine rescue service were tasked to the scene yesterday afternoon.

A Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter was also sent out to the scene.

A spokesperson for Limerick Marine Rescue Service confirmed to that two teams went out diving yesterday evening, with seven divers in total, but with no success.

Originally published 22.04, 13 October 2015

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