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Search and rescue operation after person enters river in Clare


A multi-agency search and rescue operation has been mounted at a river in Co Clare after a person was reported to have been seen enter the water late this afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted shortly before 5.30pm when passers-by spotted a person in the River Fergus in Ennis and raised the alarm.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis station including specially trained swift-water rescue technicians (SRT) were mobilised along Clare Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service and Gardaí.

Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also tasked to the scene while the Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter was also requested to assist but it’s understood poor visibility prevented Rescue 115 from taking part in the operation.

No further details are available at this time…

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