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Police praise member of the public who alerted emergency services to person in River Foyle

The member of the public alerted the emergency services after a woman jumped off the Craigavon Bridge. Credit: PSNI
The member of the public alerted the emergency services after a woman jumped off the Craigavon Bridge. Credit: PSNI

Police have praised a member of the public who alerted emergency services after a woman jumped off a bridge in Londonderry.

The incident happened at around 5.20pm on Saturday at the Craigavon Bridge over the River Foyle.

An officer, posting on the PSNI Foyle Facebook page, said:  "He stayed to help and directed us to the incident.

"Within minutes, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance and Foyle Search and Rescue were on scene and were able to get the lady to safety quickly.

"We would like to thank the member of the public who stopped and dialled 999 and our colleagues in the emergency services for another speedy and successful rescue.

"If you are struggling or you know someone who is, please dont be afraid to speak to someone, anyone. There is help out there and plenty of people willing to listen."

If you, or anyone close to you, is affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans free on 116123 or Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.

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