Search operation underway along River Corrib

A search operation got underway in Galway City this morning, after a person was seen entering the River Corrib.

Emergency services were alerted at around 9.30am that a person entered the water at Quincentenary Bridge.

Galway Lifeboat, Gardaí, fire service, Civil Defence and ambulance service are all involved in the search operation along the Corrib, as was the Shannon-based Search and Rescue helicopter.

A tracker beacon was deployed by Galway Fire and Rescue Service to determine the water’s speed and plot where the person may be carried by the current.