Gardai prevent man from entering river in Limerick city

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Gardai took the man into custody for his own safety
GARDAI in Limerick, the Marine Search and Rescue and several units of the City Fire and Rescue Service were pressed into action this Thursday lunchtime after reports of a man threatening to enter the River Shannon in the city.

GARDAI in Limerick, the Marine Search and Rescue and several units of the City Fire and Rescue Service were pressed into action this Thursday lunchtime after reports of a man threatening to enter the River Shannon in the city.

The incident took place at around 1.30pm this Thursday at Bishops Quay, behind Henry Street Garda Station in the city.

Members of the Marine Search and Rescue were removing a boat from the water when they were alerted by a member of the public to a situation involving a man - believed to be in his 30s - who was understood to be threatening to enter the water.

The Marine Search and Rescue attended the scene, contacting the coast guard and gardai, while three units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service also responded to the reports.

Gardai attended the scene and spoke to the man, taking him into custody for his own safety, it is understood.

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