Major rescue operation underway in Limerick

The scene of the Thomond Bridge tragedy
The scene of the Thomond Bridge tragedy

A major rescue operation is underway in Limerick this afternoon.

Early reports suggested that three workmen have fallen from the Thomand Bridge  into the River Shannon.

There were also reports that  rescue  teams had been performing CPR on some of the casualties.

The Garda press office said a rescue operation involving the fire service, Coastguard  and gardaí was underway.

“The men were working in a cage when a cabl  snapped  and it fell into the river,” he said.

“A rescue operation is underway and one man had been rescued.

“We have no other  details  on the two other two men as of yet.”