GARDAÍ in West Cork have issued an appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Glandore to Leap road after midnight last night or anyone who noticed anything unusual in the area to contact them at Clonakilty Garda Station.
It follows the discovery of the body of a 57-year-old man on the side of the road, 150m on the Leap side of Glandore, at around 1.30am this Saturday morning. It is believed that the deceased had been walking home after socialising in Glandore last night.
His body was discovered by a passing motorist who alerted the emergency services. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and Gardaí immediately preserved the area, with his body remaining at the scene overnight after they requested the services of the State Pathologist’s office.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today to establish how the man died. Gardaí are keeping an open mind as to whether he was a victim of foul play, a hit-and-run collision or a cardiac arrest.
Meanwhile, if anyone has any information pertaining to the investigation, they may contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023-8821570.