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Shannon, Pat Flynn

Man reported stuck in mud ran off in his underpants as emergency services reached scene

Man reported stuck in mud ran off in his underpants as emergency services reached scene

14.9.2019

Man reported stuck in mud ran off in his underpants as emergency services reached scene

A major search and rescue operation was mounted this afternoon after a young man was reported to be stuck in mud amid rising water in the Shannon Estuary.

The helicopter winchman/paramedic was lowered to the ground to check on the man however he had run off wearing nothing only his underpants.

Locals reported seeing a male in his late teens or early 20s running along the river bank with others chasing behind him carrying clothes. It’s believed he had been helped from the mud by passers-by.

The Killaloe unit of the Coast Guard and the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat were tasked to the incident.

As emergency services, including the Galway RNLI lifeboat, made their way to the scene, it was confirmed that the man in his 50s had made it ashore safely.

Read more: Irish Examiner

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