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Devenish Island: Woman critically ill and her dog dead after being attacked by cow in Co Fermanagh

Published 01/09/2016

Woman was walking her dog on Devenish Island in Fermanagh when she was attacked by cattle
Woman was walking her dog on Devenish Island in Fermanagh when she was attacked by cattle

A woman is critically ill in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after she was injured in an incident on Devenish Island in Fermanagh.

It is understood the woman was walking her dog when she was attacked by cattle. The family pet later died as a result of injuries.

An RNLI spokesman said: "Enniskillen RNLI and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) attended the helicopter evacuation of an injured lady on Devenish Island.

"The volunteer crew, who were training at the time, were tasked by Belfast Coastguard and proceeded to the island.

"One of the crew stayed with the lady who had suffered back injuries while paramedics were transferred by the boat from the mainland.

"The Irish Coast Guard helicopter (Rescue 118) was tasked from Sligo and they airlifted the lady to the nearby South West Acute Hospital."

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