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The woman and the child were rescued after emergency response crews were dispatched from the Stena Horizon and a nearby Stena Superfast VIII ferry.

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An investigation is underway after a woman and her 11-year-old daughter went
 overboard from a ferry as it moved into dock.

PACEMAKER BELFAST An investigation is underway after a woman and her 11-year-old daughter went overboard from a ferry as it moved into dock.

PACEMAKER BELFAST An investigation is underway after a woman and her 11-year-old daughter went overboard from a ferry as it moved into dock.

An investigation is underway after a woman and an 11-year-old girl went overboard from a Stena Line ferry in Belfast.

The incident happened on Thursday as the Stena Horizon vessel approached Belfast Harbour from Liverpool.

The woman and the child were rescued after emergency response crews were dispatched from the Stena Horizon and a nearby Stena Superfast VIII ferry.

It is understood the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were contacted just before 7pm.

Two rapid response paramedics and two emergency crews were dispatched to the scene.

The girl was taken to the Royal Children's Hospital in Belfast and the woman was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The PSNI have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

A spokesperson said: "The full circumstances of the incident are still being established."

A spokesperson from Stena Line said: "“Stena Line can confirm that an incident occurred on the Stena Horizon ferry at approximately 6.45pm this evening on its approach to berth in Belfast Harbour.

“Stena Line deployed emergency response crews from the Stena Horizon and Stena Superfast VIII which was in the vicinity at the time.

“Two persons were retrieved from the water and were attended to by local emergency service crews waiting on the dockside in Belfast.

“Stena Line has informed all relevant authorities of the incident and is currently assisting with the various investigations now under way.”

There are no further details at this time.

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