Woman who died after car entered river in Cork is named

Woman who died after car entered river in Cork is named

A WOMAN has died after the car she was in with two children entered a river in Cork.

The woman, named locally as 44-year-old Gillian Daly from the Douglas area, died after the car entered the River Lee just off Kennedy Quay at around 8.45pm on Friday during high tide.

The two young children who were also in the vehicle managed to free themselves before passers-by helped them from the water.

A statement from Crosshaven Coast Guard said the two people rescued from the water are safe and well, having been taken to Cork University Hospital by the National Ambulance Service.

"Unfortunately some time later in the evening with the help of the Irish Naval Service divers, a person was recovered from the vehicle," added the statement.

"We would like to pass on our condolences to the persons family and friends at this time."

Also in attendance were Cork City Fire Brigade, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Mallow Search and Rescue and Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117.

A Garda spokesperson told the Guardian: "Two children were recovered from the water and were taken to Cork University hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

"Following the arrival of a dive team with the Irish naval service, the body of a woman was later removed from the water.

"The woman’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem will take place; the results of which will determine the course of the investigation."