‘Our hearts go out to her’: Limerick rowing victim shows ‘slight improvement’

‘Our hearts absolutely go out to her’: Limerick rowing incident

The scene as rescue crews were deployed to assist with the incident on Saturday morning PICTURE: LIAM BURKE PRESS 22

A YOUNG girl who remains in intensive care following a boating incident in Limerick has made a slight improvement, but it is understood she remains in a serious condition this Monday. 

The girl, who is a primary school student from the Limerick suburbs, has made a “slight improvement” since she arrived at Temple Street Children’s Hospital on Saturday evening, the Limerick Leader understands. 

On Saturday morning, five young people, including four girls and one boy, were assisted by rescue crews on Saturday after their rowing boat overturned on the river.

The crew were accompanied by a safety boat, operated by their rowing club Athlunkard Boat Club, at the time. 

“We are monitoring the situation and are in constant contact with the family and Rowing Ireland,” the boat club said in a statement. 

“Our thoughts are now focused on supporting the family, the girls and boy who were in the boat at the time and our club members.” 

“My heart goes out to her, her family and the others who were in the boat,” Limerick TD Jan O’Sullivan said. 

“Our hearts absolutely go out to her family and to everyone who was there with her and saw it happening.” 

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