Saturday 29 April 2017

Man (40s) airlifted to safety after getting into difficulty in river

The scene of Friday's rescue
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man was airlifted to safety after he was spotted in a river in Drogheda this afternoon.

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

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.

Earlier Dublin Fire Brigade rescued two men who had fallen into the River Liffey in the city centre.

The scene of Friday's rescue
The scene of Friday's rescue

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