Woman hospitalised following dramatic river rescue in Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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Woman hospitalised following dramatic river rescue in Limerick

Limerick Fire and Rescue's FireSwift was deployed during the rescue

A WOMAN has been taken to University Hospital Limerick after she was rescued from the river Shannon this Tuesday morning.

The alarm was raised shortly after 11am when the woman was seen entering the water near Howley’s Quay in the city centre.

Gardai from Henry Street, crews from Limerick Fire and Rescue as well as volunteers from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue all attended the scene and the woman was quickly taken from the water and handed over to paramedics.

It’s understood the woman, whose aged in her early 30s, was hanging to the side of a boat when emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised.

Having been taken from the water, she was brought to the slipway at St Michael’s Rowing Club at O’Callaghan Strand. She was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where her condition is believed to be stable.

- If you have been affected by the proceeding story, contact any of the following organisations: Aware (1800 80 48 48), The Samaritans (116 123) or Pieta House (1800 247 247).