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Heroic: Two people talk a man out of jumping into the river Shannon


Two people from Limerick have been given the title as heroes this morning after they helped prevent a potential tragedy last night when they talked a man down from a bridge in Limerick City.

The two people who have not been identified came to the aid of a man believed to in his 40s, who apparently climbed up onto the railings of Shannon Bridge and threatened to jump into the River Shannon. A short time later, Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene and rescued the man.

A spokesman for the emergency services made a statement regarding the rescue, the spokesman said: “The male had been seen on the bridge by (the fire service’s) swift-water rescue crew who were on the river carrying out evening checks on their newly purchased rescue boat ‘Fireswift’ at the time,”
“On arrival, the man had been talked down from the railings of the bridge by two passers by.”

The man was uninjured in the incident and was treated by paramedics at the scene. The emergency service spokesman went onto commend the two heroes saying: “These two people can be proud of themselves. They came across this guy up on the bridge and it must have been a scary thing for everyone involved.”

The spokesman finalised by saying: “All’s well that ends well. Thank god we don’t have another casualty on the river tonight.”

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