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Emergency services at the scene where a man was rescued after falling into the River Lagan in Belfast yesterday

Emergency services at the scene where a man was rescued after falling into the River Lagan in Belfast yesterday

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Emergency services at the scene where a man was rescued after falling into the River Lagan in Belfast yesterday

Police officers were praised for their part in a dramatic rescue yesterday on the River Lagan close to Belfast city centre.

Emergency services responded to reports that a man fell into the water close to the Obel Tower.

He was taken to safety and treated at the scene in an operation involving police, ambulance staff and river rescue personnel.

In a Facebook post, the PSNI's tactical support group said that they worked with members of the public to rescue a man who had fallen into the river. "Thankfully due to the quick actions of the public and officers on scene the male was brought to shore, given first aid and is now receiving the treatment required at hospital.

"We would like to thank those members of the public for their assistance in this incident."

One witness who saw the operation responded: "An unmarked car came up and without even thinking three of your officers ran out and did what they could, without any thought of themselves. They are a real credit! Well done."

Belfast Telegraph


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