Belfast Telegraph

PSNI rescue man after car enters Lough Neagh

Four police officers have been commended after rescuing a man after his car entered Lough Neagh on Sunday morning.

Police received a report that a car had entered the water at Lough Road in Antrim shortly before 12.30am.

When the PSNI arrived at the scene they discovered the car partially submerged in water.

The car had taken in a substantial amount of water and was at risk of drifting further from the shore.

The male driver was suffering from hypothermia and unable to exit the car of his own accord.

Police officers entered the water and rescued the driver. They also searched the vehicle to ensure there were no other passengers.

The rescued man was then taken to hospital for treatment.

Inspector Claire Gilbert said: "I commend the brave actions of these officers in ensuring the safety of the member of public. The swift action of the Police officers involved who, in treacherous conditions placed themselves at personal risk, were key to saving this man’s life.

"This is an excellent example of the commitment of officers in keeping people safe which resulted in a young man's life being saved last night."

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