Cork tragedy: Woman dies after car 'plunges into river' with two kids inside

A WOMAN has died after the car she was in with two kids plunged into a river.

Emergency service pulled the vehicle from the River Lee in Cork last night.

The two youngsters were rushed to Cork University Hospital, where they remain with non-life threatening injuries.

Tragically the body of a woman in her 40s was removed from the water by the Naval Services' dive team and taken to the hospital.

The horror incident unfolded at Kennedy Quay at about 8.45pm on Friday.

Rescue teams including police, ambulance and fire crews dashed to the scene.

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It's understood the two children managed to free themselves from the car after it plummeted into the deep water quay.

They were saved from the water as a frantic search was launched for the woman, whose body was later recovered from the river.

The results of the post-mortem examination will determine the course of the Garda investigation into the incident.

A Garda spokesperson said: "We are investigating all the circumstances of an incident where a vehicle entered the River Lee at Kennedy Quay, Cork City, at approximately 8:45pm on Friday.

"Two children were recovered from the water and are currently receiving treatment at Cork University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries."


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