Woman rescued from river in Limerick by fire service's Swiftwater team

The woman was rescued from the water by Firefighter Swiftwater Rescue Technicians

The woman was rescued from the water by Firefighter Swiftwater Rescue Technicians

A WOMAN has been rescued from the river in Limerick by the Fire Service’s Swiftwater team.

The rescue took place shortly after 4.30am this Sunday morning, when Limerick City Fire Service was mobilised by Munster Regional Fire Control to reports that a woman in her late 20s had entered the water from Shannon Bridge in the city.

Three units were dispatched to the scene and the fire service also launched rescue boat FireSwift from Steamboat Quay and located the woman approx 200m down river from Shannon Bridge.

She was rescued from the water by Firefighter Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, brought ashore and removed to University Hospital Limerick by awaiting HSE Paramedics. Her physical condition is believed to be not life threatening.

Gardai also attended the incident.