Emergency services respond to river incident alert

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Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boat

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Andrew Carey

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REPORTS of a male seen in distress at the quayside of the River Shannon this Monday evening are now understood to have been a false alarm, albeit with good intent.

Limerick Fire and Rescue Service were tasked to respond to a River Incident at Poor Man’s Kilkee at 7:50pm this Monday evening.

A passerby alerted Emergency Services to a man he believed was in distress at Poor Man’s Kilkee.

Three units of Limerick Fire and Rescue Service responded immediately upon receiving the call and launched their Rescue Craft – FireSwift.

A search was performed of the area with the Coast Guard Helicopter also involved.

All the Emergency service members who responded, including Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and Shannon Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, were stood down as the call was believed to be a false alarm with but with good intent.