River rescue by Foyle Search and Rescue

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 11:42 -- Editor

At 05:37am this morning, Friday 16/8/19 Foyle Search & Rescue's Pager Team were tasked by police to reports that a person was observed over the railings riverside.

While responding FSR's Incident Commander was updated via radio that the person had entered the water.

PSNI Crews arriving on scene deployed a Lifebuoy, and Swiftwater trained volunteers were diverted to the location.

On arrival an FSR Swiftwater Technician connected to shore by a tethered line entered the water and effected a rescue. The person was treated at the scene and transferred to hospital