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Body recovered following large-scale operation after person seen in Liffey

Gardaí, the Coast Guard, Dublin Fire Brigade and the RNLI all responded.

liffey Source: Darius Erstikis

A BODY WAS recovered this afternoon after a person was spotted in the Liffey this morning.

The body of the man was recovered at around 2 o’clock.

A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that they are treated it as a tragic incident.

The alarm was raised at a bridge in the IFSC area at around a quarter past ten.

A range of agencies were called to the scene, including Dublin Fire Brigade’s river rescue unit, the coastguard and Garda divers.

Emergency vehicles also accessed the water further east by the Jeanie Johnston tall ship at the IFSC.

1 Source: Patrice Sheridan

A Coast Guard helicopter was also sent to the scene.

The RNLI confirmed the Dun Laoghaire inshore lifeboat was also dispatched at 10.39am, and was at the scene by 11.07am.

Other craft on the water included the Dublin Fire Brigade river rescue boat and the Dublin Port pilot boat.

2 Source: Patrice Sheridan

3 Source: Patrice Sheridan

Additional reporting by Cliódhna Russell. 

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