Belfast Telegraph

Missing child found waist deep in Northern Ireland river

A 12-year-old child was taken to hospital after being found waist deep in a Northern Ireland river.

Officers from Magherafelt local policing team were searching for missing child.

They were then located in the water and the officers had to enter the water due to concerns for the child's safety and health as the water was extremely cold.

The child was taken to Antrim Area Hospital for treatment.

Chief Inspector Robinson said: "This was outstanding Police work by all the officers involved, if it had not been for their actions this could have been a very different outcome".

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