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Video: Dramatic rescue of man from Liffey in centre of Dublin city

He was taken aboard a Dublin Fire Brigade rescue boat after entering the water at around 2pm.

Updated at 3.10pm

Source: Laura Rafferty

A MAN HAS been rescued from the River Liffey in the centre of Dublin.

It happened shortly after 2pm between the Ha’Penny Bridge and the Millennium Bridge.

Source: Rob Burke/YouTube

The video above, captured from the south bank of the river, shows how people on the boardwalk attempted to reach the man with lifebuoys.

Within a few minutes, rescuers from Dublin Fire Brigade were at the scene.

A firefighter was lowered from the bridge via a harness, and managed to reach the man, who was clutching onto the structure of the boardwalk.

He manoeuvred the man away from the river bank. He was taken aboard the Dublin Fire Brigade Rescue Boat, as it reached the scene several minutes later.

Gardaí and paramedics also responded to the incident. Hundreds of passers-by stopped to watch, as it developed.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed eight units of the service had attended the scene, including its ‘Swift Rescue’ crew.

The man was taken for treatment in the Mater hospital.

Source: Orla Ryan/TheJournal.ie

Source: Orla Ryan/TheJournal.ie

Source: Orla Ryan/TheJournal.ie

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