#BREAKING Limerick investigation launched over tragic river drowning

Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boat

River ShannonAN investigation is underway this Friday after a man entered the River Shannon at Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick and later drowned.

Emergency services, together with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Limerick City Fire and Rescue and Gardai were alerted to the incident shortly after 10:10am.

It is understood that the man entered the water at Sarsfield Bridge.

Units from LImerick Marine Search and Rescue and three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue attended and the rescue boats were launched.

However, it is understood that man was taken underwater and drowned, before he could be rescued. Efforts to get the man buoyant were unsuccessful.

An operation, now led by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, is now underway to recover the man’s remains.

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Gardai are interviewing a number of people who witnessed the tragic events unfolding and have also appealed to any other members of the public to contact Henry Street garda Station on 061 212 400.

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