Woman rescued from river in Limerick city

Woman rescued from river in Limerick city

The FireSwift safety boat was deployed during the incident

EMERGENCY services have rescued a woman from the river in Limerick city.

The woman, understood to be in her 30s, was removed from the water by gardai following an emergency call around 10.45pm this Wednesday evening. Her injuries are understood to be non-life threatening. 

It is believed a passerby had seen a woman enter the River Shannon near the Curragower Falls in the city and contacted emergency services.

Gardai received a call with reports of a woman in the water and contacted Limerick City Fire and Rescue service, who dispatched three units of its Swiftwater Rescue Crews and its FireSwift safety boat.

Gardai removed the woman from the water and she was treated by firefighters while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance, and was further treated by HSE paramedics, before being taken to Unversity Hospital Limerick, where her injuries are described as non life threatening.

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