Man dies on Cork golf course

A man’s body was found in a man-made lake on a Cork golf course yesterday morning.

It is understood the man, Maurice Hennigan, who lived locally, was in his mid-60s and had been a member of Lee Valley Golf Club for a number of years.

He had gone out playing on his own early yesterday morning. Shortly before lunchtime, his body was found by ground staff in a lake near one of the holes. Gardaí confirmed they received the call to attend the scene at around 11.45am.

While gardaí are investigating the circumstances and await autopsy results, they said there was nothing to suspect foul play at this stage. The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

A message on the club’s pro-shop answer phone confirmed the course had closed for the day due to “unforeseen circumstances”.


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