Man rescued by Dublin Fire Brigade after 'cycling into' Grand Canal

Image via Twitter/@DubFireBrigade
Image via Twitter/@DubFireBrigade

A man was taken to hospital after he cycled into the Grand Canal and became trapped early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at the junction of Baggot Street and Herbert Place at approximately 4.45am.

A spokesman confirmed that a male on a bicycle had fallen into the Grand Canal and was unable to exit.

Image via Twitter/@DubFireBrigade

Eyewitnesses told the firefighters that the man was calling for help.

A swift water rescue team, attached to Dublin Fire Brigade, was drafted in to help with the operation.

Shortly after 5am the man was taken from the water and brought by ambulance to St Vincent's Hospital, where he was treated for suspected hypothermia.

Two DFB units, an emergency tender and a district officer attended the scene.