#BREAKING Swimmer rescued from River Shannon

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A SWIMMER who got in to difficulty has been rescued by emergency services in Limerick this Tuesday evening and is recovering in hospital.

Shortly before 6pm, the alarm was raised after a man in his mid 20s was on the rocks under the Clayton Hotel at Steamboat Quay.

Four units from the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service, along with Gardai and emergency paramedics from the National Emergency Service, attended the scene.

Members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue were also alerted to the emergency.

Firefighters launched FireSwift rescue boat from the adjacent pontoon and the man was rescued from the perch and brought to the slipway at St Michael’s Rowing Club on O’Callaghan’s Strand.

The man was treated by emergency paramedics before he was brought to the University Hospital Limerick where his condition was described as stable.

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