Emergency providers have been known as to the scene at Kennedy quay in Cork earlier this night.
A significant search and rescue operation is underway together with Cork Metropolis Gardai (Police), ambulances and fireplace providers, stories reveal.
In keeping with Cork Dwell eyewitnesses may solely watch because the automobile hurtled into the river.
They mentioned that two passengers have been capable of free themselves from the automobile and swim to security.
Nonetheless, it’s feared that the opposite passenger was trapped within the automobile which was sinking deeper into the water.
The incident was first reported round 9pm this night.
Emergency providers are treating the 2 passengers who’ve escaped and a search operation has been launched for the third.
A video taken on the scene confirmed a helicopter hovering at emergency autos rushed to the jetty.
It’s believed that the incident occurred earlier than 9pm this night.
That is the third such incident that has occurred on the quay in Cork in recent times.
Final yr and in 2020 related incidents occurred when automobiles drove into the water.
On each events a physique was discovered within the water.
The Garda confirmed that two youngsters, who have been each recovered from the water, have been taken to Cork College Hospital for non life threatening accidents.
A Garda spokesman informed The Irish Examiner that the Garda have been nonetheless on the scene awaiting specialist help.
He mentioned: “An Garda Siochana stay on the scene and are awaiting assist from specialist providers to conduct additional examinations of the automobile.”
The spokesman added that officers are investigating “all of the circumstances” of the incident.
In keeping with The Irish Examiner, Mallow Search and Rescue are on the scene to help whereas a crane has additionally been deployed on the quayside.
The Coastguard 117 helicopter from Waterford, the Navy and Cork Lacking Individuals Search and Restoration are additionally concerned within the rescue effort.