Woman taken to hospital following river incident in Limerick city

Alarm was raised shortly before 5pm

Women taken to hospital following river incident in Limerick city

Crews from Limerick Fire and Rescue were deployed after emergency services were alerted

A woman is in a stable condition in hospital after she was removed from mud flats along the banks of the river Shannon this Thursday evening.

Emergency services including Limerick Fire and Rescue service were alerted shortly before 5pm when the woman, aged in her 30s, was observed to be in difficulty between Shannon Bridge and Barrington’s Pier.

Swiftwater Rescue Crews and ground crews were deployed to the scene but by the time they arrived the woman had managed to make her way to the riverbank.

She was treated by HSE paramedics at the scene before being taken to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment.


If you have been affected by this story contact any the following services.

Samaritans 116 123

Console 1800 247 247

Aware 1890 303 302

Pieta House 01 601 0000 

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