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.