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Woman rushed to hospital after falling from balcony in Cork city

The woman, in her 30s, suffered multiple injuries
Gardai are at the scene

Gardai are at the scene

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A young woman has been hospitalised after falling three storeys from a property in Cork city centre this morning.

Fire Brigade and ambulance units responded to reports of a woman falling from a building shortly after 8am this morning.

The woman, who is in her 30s, suffered multiple injuries after falling from a balcony at the apartment building located on Meade Street, behind Sullivan's Quay.

Units of Cork City Fire Brigade responded as gardai and paramedics from the National Ambulance Service treated the casualty at the scene.

The woman was said to be slipping in and out of consciousness as she was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment for what were described as serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Gardai said they were currently at the scene of an incident in Cork city.

"A female in her 30s is understood to have fallen from a property on Sullivan’s Quay at approximately 8.30am this morning," they said.

"She was taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for her injuries which are understood to be non-life threatening."

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

The scene has been sealed off as part of the Garda investigation.

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