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Warning issued after ‘struggling’ man rescued from Belfast's River Lagan

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Christopher LeebodyBelfast Telegraph

A man has been rescued from the River Lagan after a member of the public saw he was “struggling” in the water.

Emergency services including the police, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Ambulance Service all attended the scene at the Lagan towpath.

Specialist equipment trained crews also assisted in the rescue operation on Saturday morning.

In a warning on social media, the PSNI urged people to “take care” near the “dangerous and cold water.”

In a social media post they added: “Lisburn Road LPT received a call from a member of the public this morning that a male was struggling in the water on the Lagan towpath.

“Police responded with Fire Service and Ambulance Service. Community rescue were also on standby. The reporting person then directed emergency services to the male.

“Specialist equipment and trained personnel were used to assist him out of the water and into a waiting ambulance.

“We are into the cold part of the year and the Lagan river is dangerous at the best of times. Please take care. Today was a good result from three emergency services working together with the public.”


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