Navy divers to search for woman after car enters River Lee

A major rescue operation is underway in Cork, after a car entered the River Lee close to the city centre.

A major rescue operation is underway in Cork, after a car entered the River Lee close to the city centre.

The sole female occupant of the car remains unaccounted for. Navy divers are now on the way to the scene.

Eyewitnesses say the black car entered the water at Kennedy Quay, close to Cork City Hall, at around 4.50pm.

The car briefly stayed on the surface of the water, but quickly sank before a nearby tug could come to its rescue.

There appears to have only been a single female occupant of the vehicle, who its now feared may have drowned.

Emergency services remain on the Quayside, awaiting the arrival of naval divers from Haulbowline.

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