An investigation is being carried out after a man was found  dead in a submerged car in a stretch of the Grand Canal at Kilmeage, Co Kildare.

The car was found by a member of the public at Newpark at around 10am.

The body of a man in his late 20s was found inside the vehicle after it was removed from the water.

Officers believe that no other vehicle was involved.   

Gardaí in Naas are appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the canal at Newpark near Kilmeage between 7pm yesterday and this morning.

Witnesses are asked to contact gardaí on 045 884300, on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or at any Garda station.