Two rescued from the water overnight

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University Hospital Limerick

A MAN who was found knee-deep in the river in Limerick City was rescued last night.

Limerick fire service were called to two incidents overnight. The first was to Barrington’s Pier at 8.45pm where a man in his late 20’s/early 30’s was threatening to enter the water.

The fire service responded immediately with three tenders and the swift water rescue boat with three swift water technicians a on board.

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Found crews located the man, knee deep in the water. He was brought ashore and treated by HSE paramedics before being brought to the University Hospital Limerick.

Garda were also in attendance at the scene.

The fire service was involved in a second callout at 4am this (Sunday) morning.

Three units from Mulgrave Street and the swift after rescue boat were mobilised to Annacotty Weir, following reports that a woman had gone in the water.

When they arrived, gardai had helped the woman out of the water. She was treated on the scene by HSE paramedics.