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24th Jan 2018

Breaking: Major search operation underway as car enters water in Howth

Olivia Hayes

There are currently nine fire engines at the scene.

A major search operation is taking place at Howth Pier this evening after reports of a car entering the water.

The Irish Coast Guard, Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and other services are currently at the scene.

The news was confirmed by the Dublin Marine Co-ordination centre after it received reports that a car had entered the water.

It is currently thought that one person is in the car.

Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: “We’re currently attending a water rescue incident in Howth as part of a multi agency response involving IrishCoastGuard RNLI.

“Howth coast guard and firefighters from Kilbarrack, North Strand with advanced paramedics.”

More to follow…