Man rescued from River Shannon in Limerick by emergency services

Man rescued from Limerick’s River Shannon this evening

The man entered the river at O'Callaghan Strand

A MAN in his early 20s was rescued from the River Shannon in Limerick this Saturday evening.

Munster Regional Fire Control and the Gardai attended the scene where the man entered the river at O’Callaghan Strand.

Four units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene. This included the fire rescue boat, Fireswift.

Two firefighteer swiftwater rescue swimmers entered the water and swam out to the man, rescuing him with seconds to spare as he was about to go underwater.

The man was brought to the steps on O’Callaghan Strand where he was treated by firefighters and HSE paramedics.

He was treated for severe hypothermia in University Hospital Limerick, and although he was also suffering with water inhalation, his physical condition is not believed to be life-threatening at this stage.