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Thermal imaging used this morning to locate a person 'in distress' in Derry

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Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers were involved in this morning's operation.

Thermal imaging was used this morning to locate a person 'in distress' in Derry.

Details of the incident were outlined by a spokesperson for Foyle Search and Rescue who were involved in the operation.

The charity's spokesperson said at 5.15am the PSNI activated FSR's pager system to reports of a person in distress.

"Our Emergency Response Team along with NIFRS and PSNI attended the scene.

"After a joint search with the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service involving the use of thermal imaging a person was located at 05:50hrs.

"The person was then transferred to hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Appreciation to PSNI, NIFRS Teams, NIAS and CCTV for their assistance."


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