Man rescued from river in Limerick city

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A file pic of Fireswift, Limerick Fire and Rescue Service's custom made power boat specifically designed for use on the River Shannon. Picture: Sean Curtin
LIMERICK City Fire and Rescue Service has rescued a man from the River Shannon in Limerick.

LIMERICK City Fire and Rescue Service has rescued a man from the River Shannon in Limerick.

The fire service got a call at around 5.30pm this Tuesday that a man, believed to be in his mid to late 20s, was seen entering the water at Curraghgower Boat Club located on the river in the city.

Three units of the fire and rescue service attended the scene and within three minutes of receiving the call, the fire service boat Fireswift was launched from its floating dock in the city centre.

On arrival, swift water technician firefighters entered the water and brought the man to safety. He was removed to hospital by HSE paramedics and gardai were also in attendance.

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