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Douglas lady who died after automobile entered River Lee named domestically


The lady, Gillian Daly, 44, from Douglas, Co Cork, died after her automobile entered the river at Kennedy Quay in Cork metropolis.

She had two younger sons along with her on the time, however they managed to scramble out of the automobile and have been pulled to security by emergency crews with non-life-threatening accidents.

After being checked up and handled briefly at Cork College Hospital, the boys – aged 12 and 10 – have been returned to the care of their father.

The incident, which passed off round 8.45pm, was witnessed by a number of onlookers who known as for assist.

Rescuers have been shortly on the scene and after volunteers with Cork Lacking Individuals Search and Restoration (CMPSAR) arrived, the situation on the riverbed of the automobile was situated.

However by the point the 45-year-old was pulled from the automobile, she had sadly died.

The woman’s sons are understood to be deeply traumatised by their experience. Picture: Eimer McCauley
The lady’s sons are understood to be deeply traumatised by their expertise. Image: Eimer McCauley

It’s understood that the incident is being handled as a tragic accident and inquiries are ongoing.

The lady’s sons are understood to be deeply traumatised by their expertise and it could possibly be a while earlier than they’re able to give an in depth account of what occurred to the gardaí.

A Garda spokesperson stated: “Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances of an incident the place a automobile entered the River Lee at Kennedy Quay, at roughly 8:45pm on Friday.

“Two kids have been recovered from the water and have been taken to Cork College Hospital to obtain remedy for non-life-threatening accidents.

“Following the arrival of a dive staff with the Irish Naval Service, the physique of a lady (40s) was later faraway from the water.

“The lady’s physique was eliminated to Cork College Hospital the place a autopsy will happen.

“The outcomes of which can decide the course of the investigation.

“No additional info is on the market right now.”

In addition to the Naval Service, different emergency providers concerned within the rescue and restoration operation have been the Coastguard 117 helicopter from Waterford.

The woman, who was from Douglas, Co Cork, died after her car entered the river at Kennedy Quay in Cork city. Picture: Eimer McAuley
The lady, who was from Douglas, Co Cork, died after her automobile entered the river at Kennedy Quay in Cork metropolis. Image: Eimer McAuley

In a Fb publish earlier at present, CMPSAR stated: “Volunteers have been tasked late yesterday night by Gardaí to help in a multi-agency search and restoration operation within the Kennedy Quay space the place it was reported {that a} automobile had entered the water.

“We instantly raced to the scene to help the gardaí, hearth service and Crosshaven coast guard and we deployed our boat, our automobiles and sonar staff to the scene.

“We pinpointed the precise location of the automobile on the riverbed and the naval dive unit recovered an individual from the automobile they usually additionally recovered the automobile.

“We wish to go on our deepest condolences to the household and pals of the deceased.”

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