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Man rescued from River Liffey in Dublin city centre

Two units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue late last night.

The boardwalk on Bachelor's Quay along the River Liffey where the incident took place
The boardwalk on Bachelor's Quay along the River Liffey where the incident took place
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A MAN WAS rescued from the River Liffey in Dublin city centre last night after he entered the water beside O’Connell Bridge.

The incident happened at around 10.20pm when the man was seen in the river underneath the boardwalk at Bachelor’s Walk.

Several Dublin Fire Brigade engines from Tara Street and Phibsboro stations were called to the scene and the man was rescued by the DFB water unit.

The man, who is in his late 40s, was taken to an ambulance and a nearby hospital was placed on standby.  He is believed to have been suffering from hypothermia.

The cause of the incident is not yet known. The man is believed to be recovering today, the Dublin Fire Brigade said.

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