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Police commended for bravery over rescue of woman from Lagan in Belfast

Two police officers have been commended for their bravery after a woman was rescued from the Lagan River in Belfast.

The emergency services were scrambled to the scene at the Abercorn Basin behind the SSE Arena just before 10pm on Sunday after the woman fell into the water.

However, two quick thinking and "brave" police officers entered the water and pulled the woman to safety.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

"The quick thinking of the two police officers made this incident a good outcome, well done," Portaferry  Coastguard Rescue Team said in a Facebook post.

Inspector Darren Hardy said: "A PSNI Officer and Harbour Police Officer entered the water to rescue the woman.

"I commend the brave actions of these officers in ensuring the safety of the member of public and would like to go on record and thank them publically.

"I work every day with officers who are committed and proud to do their job which has a very important role in society. This is an excellent example of this commitment which resulted in a young woman's life being saved last night."

 

 

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