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Dramatic rescue of woman from banks of River Lagan

A woman has been saved from the banks of River Lagan amid a dramatic rescue operation.

Fire crews, coast guard, police and ambulance crews as well as the volunteer organisation Lagan Search & Rescue were called to help the woman, who had fallen down from the quay on to the bank.

The alarm was raised shortly after noon, by a reporter from the Sunday Life, after hearing calls from across the harbour.

Emergency services were then contacted, and police arrived on the scene a short time later.

It's understood she suffered injuries to her head, arms and legs after falling off the quayside.

She was then rescued by the Lagan Search & Rescue boat, and taken away from the scene.

A total of eight vehicles attended the scene, including three fire engines.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Tactical Support Group, police search advisors, local policing teams and Belfast Harbour Police have been working with our partner agencies in a missing person investigation.

"Thankfully through team work the missing person was rescued from the water in Victoria Channel earlier today. We would like to thank Lagan Search and Rescue, NIFRS, HM Coastguard, NIAS, for their assistance today."

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