Young woman hospitalised after Limerick river rescue

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

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Young woman hospitalised after Limerick river rescue

A YOUNG woman has been hospitalised following a river rescue in Limerick this Friday night. 

At 11.20pm, emergency services were alerted to an incident in which a woman, aged in her mid-20s, was seen in the Abbey River by George’s Quay. 

Within minutes of gardaí alerting Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service of the incident, Swiftwater Rescue technicians were dispatched to the scene, accompanied by three units and a rescue boat. 

According to a source, on arrival, gardaí “had thrown the woman a lifebuoy” and a technician then entered the water and brought the woman to shore. 

The woman was treated at the scene by HSE paramedics, and was immediately brought University Hospital Limerick for treatment. 

The woman’s physical condition is said to be non-life threatening. 

If you have been affected by this story contact any of the following organisations

Samaritans: 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Console 1800 247 247

 Aware 1890 303 302 

Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie