Body of missing student Mark Casey found in Limerick

Mark Casey

The body of missing student Mark Casey has been found in a canal in Limerick.

Mark's remains were found by divers from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue at around midday.

His body has been taken from the scene at Abbeylock, Corbally, and transferred to University Hospital Limerick morgue for a post mortem.

Mark, 19, went missing last Friday week.

The NUI Galway student, from Tullamore, was last seen at Robert Street, Limerick. He was also spotted on CCTV near St John's Cathedral and on Lelia Street. Gardaí had also been viewing extensive volumes of CCTV from the Clare Street/ Pennywell areas.

Swift Water Rescue Technicians (SRT) attached to Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service have also been involved in searching the canal near Clare Street after a piece of clothing was discovered near the riverbank.

Meanwhile, a major air, land and water search is continuing for missing student Steven Cavanagh, 21.

Mr Cavanagh, from Clonlara, Co Clare, had been attending Limerick Institute of Technology where he was studying mechanical engineering, and where he was Vice President of the Student Union.

A major search is covering the River Shannon, canals, walkways and farm land, also involving the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter.

Naval service divers and Carrick-On-Suir Search and Rescue Service are also aiding the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street garda station on 061 212400.

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