Gardai are today attempting to positively identify the body of a man found in Dublin’s Royal Canal yesterday afternoon.
The tragic discovery was made at 12.30pm at Ballybough Bridge in the north of the city.
The man was believed to be in his 20s or 30s, but Gardaí have not yet been able to identify him.
Although there were no first signs of third-party negligence, an autopsy was to be carried out on the man’s body today to determine the cause and time of death.
The man’s remains were retrieved from the water and taken to the Municipal Mortuary in Whitehall, Dublin 9.
A forensic investigation of the crime scene has taken place.
The man is believed to have carried a mobile phone and a set of earplugs, but no wallet or direct identification.
He was dressed in a manner that suggested he might have been socializing before his death, and Gardai attempted to determine how he got into the water.
Early indications are that his death was tragic or accidental, but the Gardai remain open-minded in their investigation.
The results of the autopsy will likely determine the direction of the investigation.
“Gardaí in Mountjoy urges anyone who has seen anything unusual in the area to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01.666.8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1.800.666.111 or any Garda station,” said a Garda officer Speaker.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/gardai-trying-to-identify-body-of-man-taken-from-dublins-royal-canal-who-was-found-without-a-wallet-but-dressed-for-a-night-out-41927760.html Gardai are trying to identify the body of a man from the Royal Canal in Dublin who was found without a wallet but dressed for a night out