Man rescued from the Shannon after an attempt to avoid Gardaí

Gardai and residents in the Cortober area of Carrick on Shannon were involved in the rescue of a man from the Shannon yesterday evening.

Gardai had approached the man to engage in a conversation, at approximately 8 o’ clock yesterday evening, but was he reluctant to speak to them.

He entered the Shannon in an attempt to get away.

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After the rescue, the man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.