Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in River Shannon
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Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in River Shannon

A MAN has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Shannon on Saturday.

The incident happened at Parteen Railway Bridge, a popular spot for swimmers north of Limerick city.

The man in his 40s got into trouble at around 5pm.

A member of the public alerted emergencies services and Limerick City Fire Crews attended the scene.

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The man was retrieved from the water shortly before 5.20pm before being taken to University Hospital Limerick, where he was pronounced dead.

A file will be prepared for the coroner.

Numbers of people swimming at the location, near Long Pavement Road, have increased in recent days as temperatures have soared.