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Woman (40s) dies after car enters water from Cork quayside, two children rescued

A WOMAN DIED and two children were rescued after a car entered the River Lee in Cork city yesterday evening. 

The incident happened at 8.45pm and saw a massive response from Cork City Fire Brigade, ambulance, gardaí and the Coast Guard.

It is understood the car went off an open quayside on Kennedy Quay. 

The children were recovered from the water and were taken to Cork University Hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Naval divers were dispatched from the Naval Base in Haulbowline, Cork Harbour to assist gardaí in the recovery of the car and search for the woman. 

Mallow Search and Rescue, a voluntary search group, also attended the scene. 

The body of the woman, who was in her 40s, was later removed from the water.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that the incident is under investigation.

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“The woman’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place. The results of which will determine the course of the investigation,” the spokesperson said.

Additional reporting from Céimin Burke