Woman stopped from entering the water in Limerick

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Fireswift, Limerick Fire and Rescue Service's custom made power boat specifically designed for use on the River Shannon, was in use this Thursday evening. Picture: Sean Curtin
LIMERICK’S emergency services last night intervened to stop a woman who was threatening to enter the water in the city.

LIMERICK’S emergency services last night intervened to stop a woman who was threatening to enter the water in the city.

Limerick Fire and Rescue Service received a call at around 9.15pm on Thursday evening and were alerted to reports of a woman - believed to be in her mid 30s - who was threatening to enter the water at O’Callaghan Strand in the city.

The fire service’s swift water rescue crew members made contact with the woman on the quayside within minutes of receiving the call. Crews from the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol also made initial contact with the woman.

The fire service also launched Fireswift, its custom made power boat specifically designed for use on the River Shannon, while gardai were also in attendance at the scene.

The woman was treated at the scene by HSE paramedics and was transferred to University Hospital Limerick, where her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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