Updated: 25/01/18 : 06:09:01
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Woman's body recovered from car at Howth Pier

The body of a woman has been retrieved from a car that went off a pier in Howth, Co Dublin yesterday.

Gardaí are describing the incident as "a personal tragedy".

Rescue teams earlier located a car that went off the pier.

Gardaí said divers from the Garda Water Unit are attempting to retrieve the body of the occupant from the vehicle originally believed to be a man.

The alarm was raised in the afternoon when the car was seen entering the water in Howth Harbour.

The incident sparked a major multi-agency operation involving Gardaí, emergency services, the Irish Coastguard and the RNLI.