#BREAKING Man saved from River in early morning rescue

Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boat

A YOUNG man has been rescued from the River Shannon overnight after he was seen entering the water in Limerick city.

Shortly after 12.40am this Thursday morning, emergency services were alerted to an incident at the Abbey River near Barrington’s Quay.

A man believed to be in his mid 20s was seen entering the water by passers by.

Four units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue, along with Gardai and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene where the male was found in fast flowing water clinging to the pontoon at the quayside.

Fireswift crews rescued the man by bringing him on board the rescue boat and then to the slipway at St Michael’s Rowing Club on O’Callaghan’s Strand.

The man was initially treated by emergency paramedics before being brought to University Hospital Limerick.

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