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Two people rescued from Liffey in Dublin city centre

The two were rescued from the water close to the Custom House on the north quays.

The Custom House in Dublin (File photo)
The Custom House in Dublin (File photo)
Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland

TWO PEOPLE WERE rescued from the river Liffey in Dublin’s city centre this afternoon.

Dublin Fire Brigade was alerted to the situation just after 2 o’clock this afternoon when the two people, believed to be a man and a woman, entered the water close to the Custom House on the north quays.

Three fire engines, an emergency tender and two ambulances were involved in the major rescue operation.

One of the two was rescued from under the Matt Talbot Bridge by a rescue boat. The other was rescued by Dublin Fire Brigade personnel.

Both were taken to the nearby Mater hospital for treatment. It is not yet known how they ended up in the water.

Custom House Quay in Dublin city centre (Image: Google Maps)

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