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Emergency services rescue woman from River Corrib


Wexford RNLI file photo

Wexford RNLI file photo

Wexford RNLI file photo

A woman is recovering in hospital after being rescued from the River Corrib in Galway city last night.

The alarm was raised by members of the public who spotted the woman in the river being swept out to sea at around 11.30pm last night.

They alerted emergency services and a blanket call out was made to the Galway RNLI lifeboat, gardai, Irish Coastguard helicopter, Galway Fire Brigade and ambulance service.

The Galway lifeboat was launched within minutes and the woman was quickly located near waters at the Galway Enterprise Park at Galway Docks.

She was taken on board the lifeboat and brought ashore where she was transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to University Hospital Galway.

There she is being treated for her injuries which are not life threatening.

Lifeboat shore crew John Byrne said "the new emergency service plan for river rescues worked very well with all rescue services on the scene very quickly. "

The crew on this call out were Shane Folan (helmsman), Dan King, Emma Hennessy, and David Badger.

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