A 14-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Co Cork.
The boy was swimming with his friends off a boat pontoon in Cork harbour.
The incident is reported to have occurred just after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The boy’s body was found at around 4 p.m.
It is understood that Gardaí, the County Fire Service, HSE ambulances, and River Search & Rescue crews were all at the scene to carry out the search for the young boy.
Divers carried out a search in the water, while the Coastguard deployed their rescue helicopter from Waterford to search the river channel from the air.
The boy’s body will be taken to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.
Passage West is reportedly a popular area with youngsters for swimming during the summer months and is only a few hundred meters from Passage West rowing club facilities.
The body of a 14 year old boy has been recovered after he went missing while swimming in Passage West Co Cork this afternoon
— Paul Byrne (@PaulByrne_1) August 24, 2023
- Dublin schools could be without teachers next week due to cost of living crisis
- ‘I had to abandon Donncha’ – Carl Mullan found out his wife was in labour live on air
- Lucy Letby’s parents want to move closer to her prison following life sentence
- Nando’s offering Junior and Leaving Cert students free meals on results day