Body removed from slurry pit on Cork farm

Thursday 28 January 2016 22.48
The body has been removed from the scene
The body has been removed from the scene

An investigation is under way after a man's body was discovered in a slurry pit on a farm north of Cork city.

The body has been removed from the scene and a post-mortem examination will take place at Cork University Hospital tomorrow.

A formal identification process is also expected to take place tomorrow.

The discovery was made close to where a mobile phone belonging to a man missing since before Christmas was found.

31-year-old Diarmuid Twomey went missing after a night out with his partner.

He was last seen near Fairhill in Cork in the early hours of Sunday 20 December.

Extensive searches involving gardaí, search dog teams, a Coast Guard helicopter and the Civil Difence have since taken place.

Mr Twomey's mobile phone was found in a farmyard at Ballinahina, between the city and Whitechurch, but no further trace of him was found since.

This afternoon's discovery was made on a neighbouring farm.