GARDAI IDENTIFY BODY FOUND IN BLACKWATER
A man found dead in the River Blackwater, Fermoy on Friday last, June 10, has been named locally as 52 year old Bronislaw Sonntag, who resided in O’Neill Crowley Quay, Fermoy.
The Polish man was identified by a distinctive tattoo of the word ‘Ranger’ on his upper right arm and a surgical scar on his abdomen. Locals indicated that he had been spotted with a group near Barnane on the same day.
The scene was preserved and examined by the technical bureau and the Blackwater Rescue team carried out a search of the river on Monday. Gardai have interviewed a number of witnesses including the two people they had initially sought to speak with and they believe it was a tragic accident.
A file is being prepared for the coroner. Mr Sonntag’s body was released to his family on Monday.
Thursday 16th June 7:53pm