27/03/2008

Driver Drowns In Canal Tragedy As Salthill Body Recovered

Gardaí in Co Laois are investigating the circumstances of a car accident that has claimed the life of an elderly man near Portlaoise.

The man, who was in his 70s, was found dead inside his submerged car in the Grand Canal in Vickerstown at around midday yesterday.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, a separate investigation is underway after a body was found washed up on the shore in Galway city.

It is thought the body - which was found in Salthill last night - is that of a man aged between 35 and 40.

Gardai believe it had not been in the water for a long period of time.

(BMcC)

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