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Crane-iac Dublin Fire Brigade plucks person to safety after they climb into tower crane

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate a heat signature before leading the person to safety where they were medically assessed

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Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate a heat signature before leading the person to safety (PHOTO: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter)

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate a heat signature before leading the person to safety (PHOTO: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter)

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate a heat signature before leading the person to safety (PHOTO: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter)

Dublin Fire Brigade went to the rescue of a person who had climbed into tower crane last night. 

The Brigade’s ‘hi-line’ team was deployed after the individual was spotted by security on motion detection CCTV.

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate a heat signature before leading the person to safety where they were medically assessed.

It has been a busy morning for the fire brigade as a result of Storm Barra, with reports of cables down on Coolock Main Street.

People were advised to avoid the area as they dealt with the emergency.

Meanwhile firefighters from North Strand were also attending the scene on Collins Avenue near Donnycarney Church, outside Scoil Ciaran where fallen trees have pulled down telephone cables.

“Expect local delays,” Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted.

The brigade said that as an Orange weather warning for Dublin is now in place, high sided-vehicles and vulnerable road users will find conditions particularly difficult today.

“If you must travel today please take care,” they added. “Check in on vulnerable neighbours and family.”

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