Heroic firefighters took off tonight to the Shannon River to save a man in his twenties from drowning.
A dramatic rescue operation took place near the Callaghan Strand in Limerick City shortly after receiving the call Munster Regional Fire Control on December 9th.
The four branches of the Fire and Rescue Service of the city of Limerick, including the rescue fire rescue boat, were immediately deployed at the scene of the incident.
After the arrival of two swimmers, the Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT), entered the water and sailed out to the man.
"They saved him with only a few seconds when he intended to go underwater," said the source.
"The man was led to the stairs at the O & # 39; Callaghan Strand near the Strand Hotel, where he was treated by HSE firefighters and paramedics," they added.
The man was taken by ambulance to the university hospital in Limerick, where he was treated for "severe hypothermia" and "inhaling water".
The condition of man is not considered life-threatening.