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Saturday 29 August 2015

Woman rescued from River Lagan

Published 24/02/2012

A PSNI officer helped rescue a woman from the River Lagan in Belfast
A PSNI officer helped rescue a woman from the River Lagan in Belfast

A woman has been rescued from the River Lagan in Belfast city centre.

A police officer entered the water near the Queen's Bridge with a life ring after receiving a report of a woman in distress. She was in difficulty and at risk of drowning.

The officer held the woman afloat until a fire service boat rescued them both. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital.

The incident happened close to the spot where Belfast man Joby Murphy disappeared recently.

The 20-year-old is believed to have fallen from a footbridge over the river last month after drinking alcohol at a nearby nightclub.

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