By Joleen Murphy.
Waterford City River Rescue is reminding people about the importance of acting fast for water incidents.
It follows a call-out on Saturday evening where the crew were called to rice bridge shortly before 6:30pm.
The incident involved one person.
A statement from WCRR says:
"At 18:23 this evening the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue to respond to an incident involving a person on Rice Bridge."
"Our crews responded and launched 2 of our lifeboats. This incident was successfully resolved by An Garda Síochána and Waterford Ambulance Station."
"Our crews returned safely to base at 19:04.
"Thank you to everyone involved in this evening’s incident and to the Irish Coast Guard for their coordination of this incident."
As a result of this incident, the crew is reminding people about the importance of acting fast when incidents happen involving water:
"We would like to reiterate the absolute importance of an early call to the Emergency Services for water incidents so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly."
"Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Do not assume somebody has already made that call."
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