03/12/2018

Man Pulled From Water In River Lagan Rescue Operation

Police officers have been praised for rescuing a man from the River Lagan on Sunday 02 December.

Emergency services quickly responded when it was reported a man had fallen into the water close to the Obel Tower.

He was pulled to safety and treated at the scene in an operation involving police, ambulance staff and river rescue personnel.

Posting on Facebook, the PSNI's tactical support group said they worked closely with members of the public to rescue the man.
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"Thankfully due to the quick actions of the public and officers on scene the male was brought to shore, given first aid and is now receiving the treatment required at hospital.

"We would like to thank those members of the public for their assistance in this incident."

One witness who saw the dramatic operation responded: "An unmarked car came up and without even thinking three of your officers ran out and did what they could, without any thought of themselves. They are a real credit!"



(JG)

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