Body of man recovered from canal in Killaloe

Body of man recovered from canal in Killaloe


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

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.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.