30 Sept 2022

Volunteers from Foyle Search and Rescue rescue distressed man from river's edge in the early hours of yesterday morning

Volunteers from Foyle Search and Rescue rescued a distressed man close to river in the Strabane area in the early hours of yesterday morning. A spokesperson for Foyle Search & Rescue said: "At 03:51 am Saturday, Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers were tasked by the PSNI to reports received from a member of the public that a person had been observed in distress in close proximity to the River Mourne. "FSR Duty Teams coming off duty, members of the Emergency Response Team backed up by Swiftwater Rescue responded. "On arrival at scene Foyle Search & Rescue teams observed a male in distress at the rivers edge. "Foyle Search & Rescue volunteers communicated with the person and after a period of time removed him from the rivers edge. "With PSNI now on scene our Swiftwater Teams en route were stood down. "The person was assessed and treated for minor injuries by Foyle Search and Rescue Emergency First Responders in attendance and then removed to a place of safety at 5am. "Appreciation to the PSNI for there support on scene and to all Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers for their quick response.

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