Gardaí negotiate with Dublin man to leave ledge under Cork bridge

Gardaí negotiate with Dublin man to leave ledge under Cork bridge
Picture used with permission via twitter from @padraigbarrett1

Gardaí are negotiating with a 35-year-old man from Dublin to come off a ledge under a bridge in Cork city centre.

He has been under Parnell Bridge, near the city's main bus station, since 7.20am after reports that a man was seen entering the river.

That report triggered a full search operation, involving Coastguard and lifeboat units from Crosshaven and a coastguard helicopter based in Waterford.

Some emergency services personnel, including a fire engine, remain on the scene, along with gardaí.


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