A MAJOR river rescue operation is taking place in Limerick city in response to a report of a young man entering the Abbey River.
Limerick Fire Service’s FireSwift boat and the Coast Guard Helicopter R115 have been deployed to the scene, between George’s Quay and Steamboat Quay, this Monday afternoon.
It is understood that volunteers at Marine Search and Rescue will be carrying out an underwater dive sometime this Monday afternoon.
Limerick Fire Service was alerted to the the scene of a young man, age unknown, entering the water at Georges Quay.
A passerby reported that the man was last seen near Sarsfield Bridge .
Limerick Fire Service was alerted to the incident at 1.32pm and immediately deployed three units to the scene.
There was a visible presence of paramedics along Harvey’s Quay and O’Callaghan Strand, as the rescue team searched the river as far as Steamboat Quay.
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