18/06/2019

Person Rescued From River Foyle

A search and rescue team based in L'Derry has thanked members of the public after a person was rescued from the River Foyle.

The operation was sparked after reports of an individual entering the water in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 18 June. A member of the public is believed to have deployed a life ring and contacted the PSNI.
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Foyle Search & Rescue teams and boat crews arrived on the scene within minutes and carried out a successful rescue operation.

Following treatment for cold water shock and early onset hypothermia, the patient was transferred to hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for the search and rescue team commended the members of the public who deployed a life ring and reported the sighting to the PSNI.



(JG)


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