Saturday 16 December 2017

Man rescued and treated for hypothermia after 'cycling into canal'

Man rescued from the Grand Canal in Dublin. Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Man rescued from the Grand Canal in Dublin. Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Man rescued from the Grand Canal in Dublin. Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Man rescued from the Grand Canal in Dublin. Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man was taken to hospital after he cycled into the canal and became trapped early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at the junction of Baggot Street and Herbert place shortly at approximately 4.45am.

A spokesman confirmed that a male on a bicycle had fallen into the Grand Canal and was unable to exit.

Eye-witnesses told the firefighters that the man was calling for help.

A swift water rescue team, attached to Dublin Fire Brigade, was drafted in to help with the operation.

Shortly after 5am the man was taken from the water and brought by ambulance to St Vincent's Hospital where he was treated for suspected hypothermia.

Two units of Dublin Fire Brigade, an emergency tender and a district officer attended the scene.

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