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Fire brigade rescues 45 tourists from River Liffey boat

These visitors got a unique tour…

Updated 8.14pm

TOURISTS ON A River Liffey cruise boat this afternoon are getting a bit more action than they bargained for as they were rescued by the fire brigade.

Images from the scene show the boat was stranded near a low section of the Millennium Bridge.

Source: Barry Finnegan via Twitter

John O’Neill, manager of Dublin Discovered Boat Tours told TheJournal.ie that the vessel broke down and was brought safely to the quay wall by the skipper.

The crew called in the the fire brigade to help get passengers off the boat.

The bridge has been closed off and Dublin Fire Bridgade swift water rescue crews from Tara Street and Phibsboro attended.

O’Neill said none of the passengers on board were in any danger and his staff “followed training and procedures by bringing in Dublin Fire Brigade”.

The remaining sailings this afternoon were cancelled and tomorrow’s sailings have also been cancelled as the company investigates the cause of the failure.

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