A MOTHER has been found dead in a river, leaving behind three children under the age of five who she “idolised.”
Amy McAuley’s body was pulled from the river Liffey in Dublin, Ireland shortly before 9am on Friday.
Family friend Brandon Fay is now raising money to go towards her funeral, and to take care of her family – 14-month-old twins Aaliyah and Jayce and her eldest child, four-year-old Brodie.
He told DublinLive : “We as a community would like to help the family raise funds for the funeral of Amy during these hard and difficult times.
“The leftover funds will go towards supporting her children who Amy idolised.”
The GoFundMe page has now raised over €2,355 (£2,005) since it was created on Tuesday.
The page reads: “We are raising money for the sudden tragedy of Amy McAuley. Amy suddenly passed away 09/07/2021 due to a sad tragedy.
“We as a community would like to help the family raise funds for the funeral of Amy during these hard and difficult times.
Amy also left behind 3 beautiful children, her twins Aaliyah/Jayce (14 months old) & her eldest child Brodie ( 4 years old). The leftover funds will go towards supporting her children who Amy idolised.”
Irish police raced to the scene on Friday morning following reports of a body in the water.
The body was then removed from the river by Dublin Fire Brigade.
A Gardaí spokesman said on Friday: “Gardaí in Store Street were alerted to an incident of a body in the water this morning Friday 9th July 2021 at approximately 8.57am.
“Gardaí attended the scene and the body of the female was removed from the water by Dublin Fire Brigade near the Custom House Quays. Investigations are ongoing.”
Source: The Sun