A BODY has been recovered from a van that was pulled from the River Lee early this morning.
It was reported that a vehicle entered the water from Kennedy Quay at approximately 3.30am and emergency services were called. Three units of Cork City Fire Service attended the scene, with support from Gardaí and other services. Lack of light restricted rescue efforts for some time but the van was pulled from the water several hours later.
It was a busy night for the emergency services around the city and county. Cork City Fire Brigade also dealt with a blaze at the former Our Lady’s Hospital on the Lee Road, where rubbish was burning in a walkway. Fire services also attended chimney fires and other incidents and there were a number of road accidents around the county.