Body recovered from Howth harbour

emergency agencies are attending the incident in Howth Image copyright RTE
Image caption Emergency services attended the incident in Howth, County Dublin

The body of a man has been recovered from a harbour in County Dublin, Irish police have said.

A rescue operation began on Wednesday evening after reports a car had gone into the harbour in Howth.

GardaĆ­ (Irish police) said the man's death was being treated as a "tragic incident" and that an investigation is under way.

A police spokeswoman said the man, aged in his 50s, died at about 17:15 GMT when the car entered the water.

"This is a tragic incident and no further details will be disclosed," she added.

GardaĆ­, Dublin Fire Brigade, the Irish Coastguard, RNLI and Howth Coastguard were involved in the recovery operation.