Gardaí do not suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in a Cork City car park Friday morning.

The deceased, who was in his 30s, was found on White St off George’s Quay on the southside of the inner city, shortly after 7am.

A technical examination of the area was carried out by gardaí, and the man’s body was brought to Cork University Hospital.

Meanwhile, the search for Colin Ronayne, who had been missing since January 1, was called off Friday after emergency services recovered a body from the River Lee.

Mallow Search and Rescue, who were part of Friday morning’s recovery operation, thanked all involved in the three-week search for the 31-year-old.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of volunteers, gardaí, naval service, Coast Guard, Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, Crosshaven Coast Guard, Rescue 117, North Cork Civil defence, Irish Search Dogs, CCMPSAR, and Port Of Cork. We would like to express our deepest condolences to Colin’s family and friends at this sad time,” the post read.

Mr Ronayne had been last seen around 6.05am that day near Thomas Davis Bridge, known locally as Wellington Bridge.

The results of a postmortem examination will form part of a Garda file to be prepared for the coroner’s court.

Foul play not suspected over body discovered in Cork City car park

Appeals are continuing, meanwhile, for three people missing in Cork.

Diarmuid Twomey, 31, was last seen at about 3am on Sunday, December, 20, near Fairhill in Gurranabraher. There has been no trace of him.

Nayden Nikoloz Ivanov, 36, was last seen getting off a bus at about 4.45pm on December 17 on Lower Oliver Plunkett St. Gardaí are concerned for his welfare and urged anyone with information to contact Anglesea St Garda Station on 021 4522000.

Leonard Nika, 15, was last seen at Church St, Kanturk, on Thursday at 8am. Described as 5ft6in, broad build, sallow skin and blue eyes, he had been wearing a grey jumper, black jeans, a silver jacket, and black shoes. Contact Kanturk Garda Station on 029 20680.


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