Woman rescued from river Shannon

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Specially trained firemen were deployed in the Fireswift rescue boat after the alarm was raised
A WOMAN is being treated in hospital after she was rescued from the river Shannon this Wednesday afternoon.

A WOMAN is being treated in hospital after she was rescued from the river Shannon this Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted shortly after 3.30pm when the woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was seen entering the water at Sarsfield Bridge .

Three units from Limerick Fire and Rescue including swift water rescue technicians were deployed within minutes and the woman was taken from the Water downstream of Shannon Bridge on the Condell Road side of the river.

Gardai provided assistance during the rescue operation as did Rescue 115 - the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter. Members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue were also deployed.

According to eyewitnesses, a crew from St Michael Boat Club helped keep the woman afloat pending the arrival of emergency services.

After being taken from the water, the woman was transported to University Hospital Limerick where her condition is understood to be stable.