Cork quay emergency: Car with 2 children ‘plunges into river’ as rescue operation launched | World | News

Emergency providers had been referred to as to the scene at Kennedy quay in Cork earlier this night. A significant search and rescue operation is underway together with Cork City Gardai (Police), ambulances and hearth providers, stories reveal.

According to Cork Live eyewitnesses may solely watch as the automotive hurtled into the river.

They stated that two passengers had been capable of free themselves from the automotive and swim to security.

However, it’s feared that the opposite passenger was trapped within the automotive which was sinking deeper into the water.

The incident was first reported round 9pm this night.

Emergency providers are treating the 2 passengers who’ve escaped and a search operation has been launched for the third.

A video taken on the scene confirmed a helicopter hovering at emergency autos rushed to the quay.

It is believed that the incident occurred earlier than 9pm this night.

This is the third such incident that has occurred on the quay in Cork in recent times. 

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The spokesman added that officers are investigating “all the circumstances” of the incident.

According to The Irish Examiner, Mallow Search and Rescue are on the scene to help whereas a crane has additionally been deployed on the quayside.

The Coastguard 117 helicopter from Waterford, the Navy and Cork Missing Persons Search and Recovery are additionally concerned within the rescue effort.

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