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Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick

Fireman Eli Brace jumped in to the water to rescue the woman after the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter could not retrieve her.
Mar 2nd 2014, 7:50 PM 48,072 66

Updated 19.50pm

imageFireman Eli Brace jumped in to the water to rescue a drowning woman. (Photo credit: Sean Curtain)

A MEMBER OF Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service, Eli Brace, is being hailed a hero after he jumped off a bridge yesterday to save a drowning woman.

The Shannon-based Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 115 had been dispatched to help out in the river rescue, but due to high winds the winchman could not reach the woman.

Fire officer Brace  then jumped from the bridge.

The woman was being swept under the water when Brace rescued the woman from the water.

Here are some photos from the heroic rescue:

(All photos courtesy of Sean Curtin (@seancurtinphoto)

Here is the moment that Brace jumped off the bridge:

(Marcus sadboy/YouTube)

First Published 17.34pm

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