Man rescued from river in Limerick by emergency services

The FireSwift boat and rescue crews from Limerick Fire Service located the man and brought him to safety

The FireSwift boat and rescue crews from Limerick Fire Service located the man and brought him to safety

A MAN has been rescued from the river Shannon in Limerick by the emergency services early this Thursday morning.

The man, believed to be in his mid 30s, was rescued by Limerick Fire Service crews who located him as he was about to go under the water, it is understood.

The emergency call went out just after 5.30am this Thursday that a man had entered the river in the city.

Three appliances from Limerick City Fire and Rescue were dispatched, along with water rescue crews and FireSwift boat and two rescue boats from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service.

The man was located by the emergency services and rescued from the water downstream from the Shannon Bridge opposite the Clayton Hotel.

He was brought to St. Michael’s Slipway where he was treated on scene by paramedics and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick but his condition is believed not to be life-threatening. 

Gardai were also in attendance