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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chance encounter saves mans life

A man has been rescued from the River Shannon Wednesday evening by the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue service after the rescue crew spotted him entering the water while they were on a training exercise on the same section of the river.

The rescue team of four personnel had been on a training exercise from their headquarters at Atlas Avenue, when by chance they spotted a man entering the river from an area near the Boat club at around 8.45pm Wednesday evening.

He was quickly brought onboard the rescue boat and treated by ambulance personnel onshore before being taken to the Mid Western Regional hospital as a precaution.

Limerick Marine Search and Rescue service, a volunteer crew, was formed in December 1986 and provides a permanent rescue service in the city.

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