#BREAKING Woman rescued from Shannon River

woman rescued from Shannon River

A woman was rescued from the River Shannon in Limerick City centre this morning.

Shortly after 11 am, Limerick Fire Service were alerted to reports of a woman in her early 30’s entering the water at Howleys Quay.

Four units of the fire service along with Rescue Boat Fire Swift responded immediately. Gardaí were also called to the scene and tried to rescue her with lifebuoys.

The woman, who managed to maintain a grip on to a boat, was rescued by members of the fire service along with members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue unit.

She was brought to St Michael’s slipway where she was treated by HSE paramedics. She was later taken to University Hospital Limerick where her condition was described as stable.

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