Man’s body recovered from the river in Ballina

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The body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon in Ballina/Killaloe.

Local gardai, assisted by members of Irish Coast Guard, and Killaloe Fire and Rescue service carried out searches in the area, after a member of the public alerted the authorities to a car parked close to a slipway just outside the town, shortly before midday yesterday.

The body of the man was removed from the water and was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where a post mortem is due to be carried out.

Gardai are not treating the death as suspicious.