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Brian Boru Bridge in Cork city. William Murphy via Flickr

Divers search for missing man in River Lee

There were reports of a man in his 20s going into the river just before 5am this morning.

NAVAL DIVERS ARE conducting search operations in the River Lee in Cork city today after reports of a man in his 20s going into the water in the early hours of this morning.

Valentia Coast Guard received a 999 call just before 5am today and gardaí and the fire service were called to the scene. The Coast Guard tasked its Crosshaven unit, a lifeboat and the Waterford rescue helicopter to the incident, with the search starting at 5.15am.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard told that nothing has been found yet but units remain on scene.

Now naval divers are also conducting searches between Brian Boru Bridge and Michael Collins Bridge.

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