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Woman critically injured and police in hospital after car plunges into Northern Ireland lake

Scene of the incident at Muckross Bay on the Boa Island Road in Kesh. Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press
Scene of the incident at Muckross Bay on the Boa Island Road in Kesh. Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car plunged into lake in Fermanagh.

Three police officers who came to her rescue also needed hospital treatment following the incident. They were commended for their bravery.

At around 10.30pm on Saturday the car entered the water at Muckros Pier on the Boa Island Road in Kesh.

A nearby police patrol responded and the two officers in the car spotted the vehicle in the water. Both immediately entered the lake and managed to free the woman from the sinking car.

A third police officer who had arrived on scene also entered the water to ensure no one else was inside the vehicle.

Inspector John Gordon said: "The woman was taken to hospital where her condition this morning is described as critical. I commend the brave actions of the police officers involved and my thoughts and prayers are with the female and her family this morning.”

The officers were not seriously injured and treated for shock.

Scene of the incident at Muckross Bay on the Boa Island Road in Kesh. Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press
Scene of the incident at Muckross Bay on the Boa Island Road in Kesh. Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

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