A multi-agency search is underway along the River Barrow outside Athy, Co. Kildare.
Two people were in the water earlier today and got into difficulty. One person was rescued from the river.
The search is being concentrated at Ardreigh Lock, between Athy and Levitstown, Maganey route.
Rescue 116, the Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Dublin and a Garda Air Support Unit were involved in the search along with Gardaí, Swift Water Rescue Teams from Kildare, Carlow and Laois Fire & Rescue Services along with Kildare Civil Defence.
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