Gardaí rule out foul play after man’s body found in Cork city

Pedestrian comes across remains of man in 40s while walking at top of North Mall

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and gardaí immediately set about sealing off the area.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and gardaí immediately set about sealing off the area.

 

Gardaí have ruled out foul play following completion of a postmortem on the body of a man who was found in Cork city on Tuesday morning.

The man is believed to be in his 40s, from the Mayfield area of Cork’s north side. His body was found by a pedestrian out walking on the River Lee Walkway, upstream of the Old Distillery on the North Mall, at about 11.45am.

The pedestrian raised the alarm, emergency services were called and the man was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor. The scene was immediately preserved by gardaí.

Gardaí say they will continue their investigations to try to establish when he was last seen and they will include the results of their inquiries in a file they will prepare for an inquest at the Coroner’s Court.

The area where the man’s body was found is a popular spot for walkers and joggers with the pedestrian Mardyke Bridge linking the Distillery Fields on the northside of the river with the Mardyke area.