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'Unexplained circumstances' Body of male cyclist (50s) found on road in Kerry


Photo: Domnick Walsh

Photo: Domnick Walsh

Photo: Domnick Walsh

A man's body has been discovered in "unexplained circumstances" in Co Kerry.

A male cyclist (50s) was found unresponsive on the roadside at Ardywanig, Milltown near Castlemaine shortly after 10.30am this morning.

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted and rushed to the scene but the cyclist was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry and the local Coroner has been notified.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out, the results of which will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

The road was closed temporarily to allow for a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling between 10am and 10:40am on any local routes around Ardywanig, Milltown, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

The road where the casualty was found is a minor road from the junction off the main Castlemaine to Firies Road (R561) at Rushen on towards Ardywanig.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station (066) 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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