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Casualty hospitalised after Liffey rescue at O'Connell Bridge

The incident at O’Connell Bridge was reported just after 4.40pm this afternoon.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE has rescued a casualty from the River Liffey in Dublin city centre.

The incident was first reported at the junction of O’Connell Bridge and Burgh Quay at just after 4.40pm this afternoon.

First responders arrived on scene four minutes after the initial call was received.

The incident saw multiple Dublin Fire Brigade units deployed, including three fire tenders, a rescue tender, a ladder from Tara Street Fire Station, a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance, and the district fire officer.

A spokesperson for DFB confirmed that a single casualty was removed from the water and subsequently taken to hospital. Their condition is unknown.

Burgh Quay, which was temporarily blocked, has since reopened.

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