Emergency incident in Limerick declared false alarm

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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Emergency incident in Limerick declared false alarm

Emergency services were stood down after the incident was declared a false alarm

An emergency call in Limerick city earlier this evening has been declared a false alarm.

Gardai, ambulance personnel and crews from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service were deployed at around 7.15 after reports were received that a person had been seen in the river Shannon between Sarsfield Bridge and Shannon Bridgenear the city centre.

However, emergency services were stood down around 20 minutes later after a large piece of debris was located floating in the water.

There is no suggestion the initial call was a hoax and the incident is being treated as a false alarm.