MEMBERS of Scariff Fire Station recovered the body of a man following a multi-agency emergency response in East Clare on Tuesday night.
Clare County Council has confirmed Scariff Fire Brigade was mobilised by Munster Regional Communications Centre to a “River and Other Water Rescue” at Roslara Lake, which is between Tulla and Feakle at 4:33pm on Tuesday.
“Following a dynamic risk assessment, two firefighters entered the water in appropriate PPE, and recovered the casualty from the water at approximately 5.50pm into the care of the National Ambulance Service.”
The Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard, Shannon Gardai and the National Ambulance Service were also tasked to the incident.
Members of Killaloe Coast Guard arrived with their D-Class vessel that would be operated by three boat crew and four volunteers for any required land search.
However, by the time Killaloe Coast Guard reached the lake, members of Scariff Fire Station had already brought the body ashore resulting in the standing down of the unit.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí responded to a reports of a man’s body in the water at Roslara Lake, Co. Clare on Tuesday afternoon, 13th June. Gardaí arrived at the scene shortly after 4pm.
The man, aged in his 60s, was later pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick. A post-mortem will be arranged at a later date.”