Woman rescued from river in Cork after jumping in to save pet dog 1 year ago

Woman rescued from river in Cork after jumping in to save pet dog

A woman was rescued from the River Lee in Cork city yesterday evening after she jumped in to save her dog.

Members of the Cork City Fire Brigade came to the her and her pet's aid when she became tired in the water.


Emergency services were contacted before 6pm as the woman was seen entering the water at Horgan's Quay on the north side of the river.

She is understood to have jumped in to the river after her Bernese mountain dog fell in from the quayside; a drop of about nine feet.

Gardaí, paramedics and members of the coast guard all attend the scene, as well as four units of the fire brigade, reports the Irish Sun.

They found the woman clinging to her dog in the water, exhausted by the ordeal.

Personnel from the brigade's Water Rescue team got them both out of the water and to safety.

She was taken to hospital as a precaution while the animal was brought to Ballyvolane Fire Station to be cared for.


They have since been reunited and are doing well.

Cork City Fire Brigade shared the story on Twitter, writing that emergency services come to the rescue of all creatures.

"Green watch firefighters attended a River Rescue this evening at Horgan’s Quay in the City Centre," the post read.

"Swift Water Rescue Technicians entered the water to aid this Gorgeous Bernese mountain dog and his owner to safety. #NotJustPeople"