Gardaí investigating the death of a man found lying in a road in Co Clare early yesterday are satisfied that foul play was not a factor.
The man, believed to be from Poland originally, was found by a local man lying unconscious on the roadside in Lisdoonvarna at around 6.00am.
The ambulance service and gardaí were alerted and the man was rushed to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead.
It had been initially feared that the man had been the victim of a hit-and-run incident.
It’s understood the man had only been released from hospital in recent days. It’s thought he may have collapsed while returning home on Tuesday night or early on Wednesday morning.
Gardaí are satisfied that there was nothing suspicious about the man’s death and that he may have succumbed to hypothermia.
Gardaí from Ennistymon are working with the Polish Embassy in an effort to locate and inform the man’s next of kin. It’s understood he has no family in Ireland.