by Eoin English
A coast guard helicopter has joined a search of the river Lee on the western outskirts of Cork city for a man who is believed to have entered the water this evening.
Gardai and members of the Cork City and Ballincollig fire brigades are also involved in the search operation along a stretch of the river near the Angler's Rest pub in Carrigrohane, near Ballincollig.
BREAKING: Coast guard helicopter has been tasked to assist gardai & fire crews in a search of river Lee near Anglers Rest #Cork— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 10, 2015
The search operation was launched around 9pm after reports that a man was seen entering the water.
Gardai are checking CCTV footage from the area in a bid to identify the man however, it is believed that he is in his 50s.
— Paul Byrne (@PaulByrne_1) September 10, 2015
The search has finished for the night and will resume in the morning.
UPDATE: Rescue 177 is returning to base. Search expected to resume in the morning.— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 10, 2015