Drama as Coast Guard and gardai rescue young couple from river in Kilkenny city
The drama unfolded at the weir area near Maudlin Street.
The coordinated rescue action from the emergency services was a success and the couple were soon lifted to safety.
Gardai confirmed the couple are now safe and did not suffer any injuries.
A local Garda spokesperson said this evening: “The couple have been successfully rescued and did not require medical treatment. Thanks to all services for your work.”
The spokesperson added: “On this occasion, no one was hurt. Please, please think water safety.”