A postmortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow on the body of a man recovered from a canal in Killaloe early today.
The alarm was raised shortly before 9.00am when Gardaí received a report of a person in the water close to the bridge in Killaloe.
The Irish Coast Guard was alerted and the Killaloe unit of the volunteer service launched their boat and made their way to the scene. Other members of the team travelled to the location by road.
The boat crew located and recovered the body from the water and returned to their base where they were met by a priest and local doctor. The man was formally pronounced dead.
The body of the man, believed to be in his 60’s, was removed by hearse to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination is due to take place on Friday.
It’s understood the man had not been reported missing and had been living in accommodation locally. Gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.