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Dublin: 8°C Wednesday 21 October 2020
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Dublin Fire Brigade has rescued two people who went for a swim in the Liffey

At around 3.30pm today, a man seeking to cool off jumped into the Liffey at the IFSC in Dublin; minutes later another dived in near Temple Bar.

The Liffey in Dublin city centre, with Wellington Quay in the left foreground.
The Liffey in Dublin city centre, with Wellington Quay in the left foreground.
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DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE rescued two people in separate incidents, after they both dived in to the Liffey to cool off as temperatures hit the early 20s in the capital.

At around 3.30pm today, a man seeking to cool off jumped into the Liffey at the IFSC in Dublin; minutes later another dived in at Wellington Quay, which runs along the edge of Temple Bar.

The former is understood to have been transferred to the Mater, and the latter to St James’s Hospital.

A Garda spokesman told TheJournal.ie:

Two people apparently consuming alcohol jumped into the Liffey, because it was a hot day, one at Wellington Quay and one at the IFSC.

“One got into difficult and was brought to St James’s Hospital. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.”

Traffic was down to one lane on Wellington Quay while the operation was mounted, but normal traffic has resumed.

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