At approximately 10pm last night, emergency services were deployed to the scene at George's Quay amid reports of a woman in the river.
Units from Cork City Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochána, and the National Ambulance were called out after members of the public reported seeing a person in the water.
Crew members from Crosshaven Coast Guard were also alerted and made their way to the scene.
The search continued this morning and a body has been recovered.
In a statement issued by the Garda Press Office this afternoon they stated:
"This is being treated as a personal tragedy and as such no further information is available."