Man airlifted to safety from river by Irish coastguard after getting into difficulty

Irish coastguard helicopter (Stock image)
Irish coastguard helicopter (Stock image)

A man in his 40s was airlifted to safety after he was spotted in a river in Drogheda yesterday afternoon.

The Irish coastguard, assisted by paramedics, travelled to the scene on the River Boyne after receiving two calls from the public at 5pm on Friday.

They found a man, who is in his 40s, in difficulty in the river.

A coastguard boat and the helicopter were able to bring the man to safety. They were assisted by paramedics from Swords.

He was later transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.