River rescue

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Limerick City Fire And Rescue service undertaking a rescue operation off Sarsfield Bridge

A WOMAN in her 40’s has been rescued from the River Shannon after entering the water.

At ten to five this (Sunday) evening, Munster Fire control were called to say that a woman had entered the water in the city at Browns Quay in Thomondgate.

Limerick city fire service immediately dispatched four appliances to the scene, including the rescue boat, ‘Fireswift’.

Within four minutes of receiving the call, specially trained swift water rescue technicians helped the woman from the water.

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She had been kept afloat by two passersby. She was treated on the scene by two HSE paramedics and transferred to the University Hospital Limerick where her condition is described as “not life threatening.”