A crane has now entered the water at Arklow pier in Co. Wicklow – in the effort to retrieve a car which plunged into the Avoca River early this morning.
A man in his 30s – who was in the car at the time is still missing – while a woman in her 20s, managed to escape from the vehicle and raise the alarm – just after 6 this morning.
She’s now been taken to Loughlinstown Hospital for treatment – but her condition is unknown.
Gardaí say they hope the man’s body may be still in the car.
Mayor of Arklow Councillor Peter Dempsey says there have been previous tragic incidents at the same location: