19/03/2020

Passers-by Aid River Foyle Rescue Operation

Foyle Search and Rescue has hailed the support of passers-by who assisted in the rescue of a person from the River Foyle.

Emergency response teams were joined by the PSNI and NIFRS on the scene after an individual was seen entering the water shortly after 10pm on Wednesday 18 March.

The casualty was given first aid treatment before being transferred to hospital by ambulance within the hour.
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Speaking of the incident, a spokesperson for the rescue group said the assistance from members of the public was integral in saving the individual's life.

"During the incident 3 Lifebuoys were activated and assistance given by passers by which no doubt contributed to a life being saved.

"Community spirit at its finest, thank you!"

The spokesperson added that anyone impacted by the traumatic event can speak to a search and rescue professional by calling 028 7131 3800 during office hours.



(JG/CM)

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