Dublin Fire Brigade called to rescue person from the River Liffey
The incident is being described as ‘distressing’.
Dublin Fire Brigade was called to an incident near the Heuston Station bridge where a person needed to be rescued from the River Liffey.
Units from Dolphin’s Barn, Tara Street and Phibsborough fire stations, as well as a Swiftwater rescue boat, responded to the call this afternoon where an individual was pulled from the water.
Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed the news on Twitter today, saying:
“One person has been taken from the Liffey by our rescue boat. Firefighters from Dolphin’s Barn, Tara Street and Phibsborough stations attended.”
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) March 4, 2018
The incident is being described as ‘distressing’ by one onlooker who shared the news on Twitter reporting that the person was “alive” but “in a bad state”.
The source says that “more than a dozen ambulance crew and firefighters worked to get him out of the water”.
Just happened upon the distressing sight of some poor divil (alive, but clearly in a bad state) being fished out of the river Liffey at Heuston Station Bridge. More than a dozen ambulance crew and fire brigade men working to get him out of the water. Hope he gets looked after.
— Jonathan O'Brien (@obrien_jonathan) March 4, 2018
It's being reported that the person was taken by Ambulance workers, however, there is no update on their condition.