Air Ambulance Rescue 112 responds to emergency in Longford

The air ambulance based at Custume barracks has been involved at an emergency in Longford this afternoon.

Rescue 112, responded to an alert at approximately 2pm, and took five minutes to fly from Athlone to land in Longford town.

The helicopter landed just outside of the town at a designated site and it took off shortly before 2.30pm heading west.

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An Air Corps spokesperson has declined to comment on the nature of the emergency