Garda investigations underway after man's body found near Mardyke in Cork city

Garda investigations underway after man's body found near Mardyke in Cork city

Shortly before 2:30pm this afternoon, Gardaí received a report of a body by the banks of the River Lee on the Mardyke Walk. 

Shortly before 2:30pm this afternoon, Gardaí received a report of a body by the banks of the River Lee on the Mardyke Walk. 

In a statement Gardaí said:

"Gardaí received a report of a body by the banks of the River Lee in Mardyke Walk area of Cork city just before 2.30pm on August 13. 

"A man, age unknown at present, was pronounced dead at the scene."

It is expected that the scene will be sealed off for a full technical examination.

At present Gardaí say they do not believe the death to be suspicious.

"Gardaí are currently trying to establish the circumstances of this incident but it appears to be a tragic incident," they said.

This is the second body to be discovered in Cork city in just over 24 hours.

At approximately 12 pm yesterday, Gardaí received a report regarding a man’s body on Parnell Place in Cork city.

The body was discovered near Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre car park.

The area was sealed off by Gardaí, and a forensic investigation was carried out at the scene.

Investigating Gardaí believe the man, understood to be aged 35, who availed of homeless services in the city, may have been dead at the scene for a number of days.

In a statement, Gardaí said they are "currently trying to establish the circumstances of this incident". 

The body was examined by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster at the scene before it was removed to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where a post-mortem examination will be carried out today.

Gardaí say the results of the autopsy will determine the course of their investigation.

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