Body recovered from water near Bunratty

Body recovered from water near Bunratty


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The body was located by members of Bunratty Search and Rescue Team – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The body of a woman has been recovered from the River Shannon.

Volunteer members of Bunratty Search and Rescue located the body at around 4.00pm on Friday afternoon close to Cratloe in an area known as Cratloe Creek.

Searches have been ongoing in recent weeks for two women believed to have entered the river in Limerick City.

The body found today has not been formally identified so it’s not yet known whether it’s that of of the missing women.

The body was taken ashore by the Bunratty Search and Rescue team and later removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.

The volunteer members from Bunratty had been involved in the search in recent weeks along with the Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard, Limerick Search and Rescue Service, Limerick City Fire Brigade and Limerick Land Search Team.


  1. why isn’t their a better recovery system in place in limerick for suicide by drowning in a city surrounded by water ?
    Why is city management not investing in some form of automated enclosure by the Shannon bridge for when a person enters the water they go no further than the Shannon bridge which would cut recovery time substantially and lesson the waiting times for bodies to be returned to families plus the cost of a sustained search .
    As soon as the call goes out the system comes into play the search area would be drastically reduced ,yet the limerick city council make the opera house priority plus the possibility of another €6million spend on a bridge that nobody really needs .
    I would love for somebody to bring this to the fore .

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