05 Oct 2022

Women rescued from river last night after volunteers from Foyle Search and Rescue tasked to the scene shortly after midnight

A woman was rescued from the River Foyle in Derry last night after reports were received of a person entering the water shortly after midnight. A spokesperson from Foyle Search and Rescue said: "At 00:06am Tuesday 17 July 2018, Foyle Search and Rescue's Emergency Response Teams were tasked by the PSNI to reports received from a member of the public that a person had been observed entering the water. "A mobile Unit, Land crew and Boat responded to the scene. "On arrival observed a female in the water communicating with her and activating Reach & Rescue equipment to keep the person afloat. "A member of the Swift Water Team prepared to enter the water should the persons condition have worsened. "Boat arrived on scene within minutes and rescued the female." The spokesperson added: "The patient was returned to the Foyle Search and Rescue Base in Prehen assessed and treated for early onset hypothermia by EFRs with her condition being monitored. "On arrival of an ambulance the female was then transferred to Hospital. "Foyle Search and Rescue would like to thank the members of the Public who alerted the Emergency Services, CCTV and the PSNI who assisted with the casualty at Prehen.

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