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Man rescued from River Lagan in Belfast

By David Young

A man was pulled from the River Lagan in Belfast last night in a dramatic joint rescue operation.

NI Fire and Rescue Service personnel joined the Community Rescue Service team in the late night operation, which was co-ordinated by the PSNI.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph last night, Sean McCarry of the Community Rescue Service said: "We were called out following a report of a man entering the Lagan just above the weir.

"After a search in the darkness, one of our boats spotted him and was able to pull the man out of the water."

He received first aid at the river's edge, but Ambulance Service paramedics felt his condition was so serious he was rushed by ambulance to hospital for treatment."

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