15/12/2008

PSNI Save Man In Foyle As Lagan Missing Still Sought

While the emergency services are today searching part of the River Lagan in Belfast for a man believed to have fallen in overnight, an 18-year-old man has been successfully rescued from the River Foyle in Londonderry.

Police were called to Queen's Quay following reports that a man was in the water at about 2.15am on Monday.

Officers threw him a life buoy before Foyle Search and Rescue arrived at the scene and brought the man ashore using a dinghy.

He was taken to hospital, but, is "not expected to suffer any lasting effects".
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Meanwhile, after reports that a man was seen in the water in the early hours of Monday morning in the Lagan, a search is focused on a section of the river close to Queen's Bridge.

(BMcC)

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