#BREAKING Man saved in early morning Limerick river rescue

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Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boat

A MAN is recovering in hospital this Thursday morning after rescue swimmers pulled him from the River Shannon during the early hours of the morning in a dramatic Limerick rescue.

At 5.31am on Thursday morning, the alarm was raised at that a man was seen entering the River Shannon at Sarsfield Bridge.

Emergency services, including three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue, and members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue responded to the call.

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At the same time, Limerick City Fire and Rescue launched the rescue boat FireSwift down river from its Steamboat Quay pontoon and the man, understood to be aged in his 30s, was spotted.

About to go under, rescue swimmers managed to pull the man to safety and he was brought to St Michael’s slipway on O’Callaghan’s Strand where awaiting emergency paramedics treated the man.

The man was then brought to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.