Limerick’s ‘FireSwift’ launched to River Rescue

Date Published : July 24th, 2015    Published By : admin

Limerick City Fire & Rescue Service and the HSE National Ambulance Service attended to a River Rescue incident on the River Shannon last night when a woman threatened to jump into the river.

Limerick FireSwft

The incident occurred at approximately 9.15pm following reports that a female, aged mid 30’s, was threatening to enter the water at O'Callaghan Strand, Limerick. Volunteer crews from the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol which patrols the river at night in an effort to prevent people taking their own lives also made initial contact with the woman and aided in the rescue operation.

Limerick FireSwift 2

Limerick City Fire & Rescue Service launched its new ‘FireSwift’ rescue boat within 3 minutes of being alerted. The swift water rescue crew made contact with the woman on the quayside and the woman was treated at the scene by paramedics from the HSE National Ambulance Service before being transferred to University Hospital Limerick where her she is believed to be in a distressed but stable condition.

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