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Woman feared dead following pier tragedy

Kerrykeel pier (Pic Independent)
Kerrykeel pier (Pic Independent)

A major search is underway to locate a woman after her car went off a pier in Co Donegal this afternoon.

The alarm was raised by another motorist who witnessed the incident at the pier just outside Kerrykeel on the Fanad peninsula.

It's understood the vehicle is a Fiat Punto and the female motorist is from the local area.

The Sligo 118 rescue helicopter has located the vehicle and Coast Guard divers are at the scene.

They are being assisted by Mulroy Coast Guard lifeboat crews as well as fire service personnel.

Ambulance crews and Gardai are also at the scene of the incident.

Local people say the incident happened around 12.30pm.

A Coast Guard spokesman said the search for the missing woman is continuing.