Emergency services deployed to river rescue in Limerick city

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

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Emergency services deployed to river rescue in Limerick city

Picture of FireSwift boat during separate incident| Picture: Adrian Butler

EMERGENCY services were deployed to a river rescue in Limerick city this Thursday morning. 

At 5.35am, members of Limerick Fire and Rescue Service dispatched three units to the scene of a man reportedly entering the River Shannon. 

The Fire Service, which were on scene within three minutes of receiving the call, rescued the man, believed to be in his 40s, after deploying their FireSwift rescue boat. 

He was treated by firefighters for hypothermia before being taken to University Hospital Limerick by HSE paramedics. 

Gardai were also in attendance. 

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