Wednesday 21 February 2018

Fire brigade rescue man (40s) from River Liffey

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A man has been rescued from the River Liffey this afternoon.

Crews from Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) successfully rescued the man (in his 40s) from the water at O'Connell Bridge at approximately 4pm.

After recieving the call at 1550pm, two engines were dispatched from Tara Street station and one was sent from Phiborough.

It is understood that the man was having difficulty in the water at the time of the rescue.

A river rescue boat was employed using all the tools at their disposal to rescue the man within minutes.

The man was treated for hypothermia at the scene, of which he was in the early stages of at the time of rescue.

He was then taken from the scene by ambulance to St James' Hospital.

It is understood that the man is currently in a stable position.

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