The FireSwift rescue boat was involved in the rescue this Tuesday night
TWO teenage girls who were stranded under a bridge in Limerick have been rescued by emergency services this Tuesday night.
The girls were rescued by Fire Service personnel underneath the Metal Bridge at Long Pavement after the alarm was raised around 9.05pm tonight.
It’s believed they had become trapped by the incoming tide while out walking.
Limerick City Fire Service mobilised three appliances along with the FireSwift rescue boat and firefighters were on the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised, quickly making contact with the girls.
Both girls were rescued by FireSwift crews and brought by boat to Barringtons Quay where they were met by HSE Ambulance Service.
The girls did not require hospital treatment. Gardai were also in attendance.
Our Swiftwater Crews including our Rescue Boat FireSwift responded to a River Incident this evening. Thankfully a good outcome as 2 girls rescued by SRT Firefighters after being caught with the incoming high tide. @AmbulanceNAS @GardaTraffic Limerick Marine / @IrishCoastGuard pic.twitter.com/jo4SWxvf5H— Limerick Fire (@LimerickFire) April 3, 2018