12/02/2018

Boy, Aged 5, Dies In River Fall In Co Antrim

A five-year-old boy has died in hospital after he fell into a river in Co Antrim.

The boy was pulled out of the Braid River in Ballymena on Saturday, 10 February, in a major multi-agency rescue operation.

He was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital and the PSNI confirmed he later died.
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Sean McCarry, regional commander of the organisation, said: "Despite valiant efforts by rescuers from the PSNI, the Community Rescue Service and NIFRS, the child was carried a considerable distance downstream in the fast flowing river."

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "The thoughts of all involved in the rescue are with the young boy and his family."

(CD)

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