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Man Recovered From Shannon After Leaving Taxi On Limerick City Bridge

11th February 2017
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A ring buoy like this kept the casualty afloat till Limerick Fire and Rescue arrived on scene within minutes A ring buoy like this kept the casualty afloat till Limerick Fire and Rescue arrived on scene within minutes Photo: Stefan Ray/Flickr

#Rescue - Swift water rescuers from the Limerick Fire Service raced to the aid of a man from the River Shannon in the city centre last night (Friday 10 February).

As BreakingNews.ie reports, the casualty had entered the water at Shannon Bridge after leaving a taxi on the bridge around 10pm.

Passers-by threw the man a life buoy which kept him afloat till the rescue boat arrived just minutes later, recovering him to the slipway at St Michael's Rowing Club for treatment before transfer to hospital.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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