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Man dies after Castleconnell rescue

  A 28-year-old man has died in hospital after he was rescued from the River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick yesterday. Three other men, aged in their 20s and 30s, are being treated for hypothermia at University Hospital Limerick. The man was submerged in water for more than two hours after a fifteen foot aluminium safety boat capsized, plunging him and the three others into the water at “World’s End”, Castleconnell. Four units of Limerick Fire and Rescue assisted in the multi-agency rescue operation, along with the Killaloe Coastguard, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, the Ambulance Service, Gardaí and the Shannon-based rescue helicopter. When responding emergency crews arrived they found the boat wrapped around a tree in the middle of the raging swell. Some of the men were clinging to the boat while others were stuck on debris along the tree line. Members from the Limerick Fire and Rescue Service entered the river from the shoreline while Killaloe Coast Guard …

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Man dies near Killaloe bridge

  A man in his late fifties died after suffering what is believed to be a suspected heart attack near Killaloe bridge on Friday afternoon. It is understood that the man, who is from the Nenagh area, fell into the water near the St Flannan’s Fishing Club boathouse just south of Killaloe bridge. Killaloe Coastguard were tasked to a report of a man in the water just south of Killaloe bridge at 5.15 pm on Friday afternoon. It is understood that the man was walking along a slipway near the boathouse suffered a suspected heart attack and fell into the lake. He was pulled out of the water by two people who immediately started Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Head officer in charge of Killaloe Coastguard, Joe Doolan was one of the first to arrive on the scene and he also performed CPR before he was joined by one of his coastguad colleagues, Nick Speed Andrews, who is a qualified emergency medical …

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