Thursday 18 October 2018

Missing child found waist deep in freezing river

Antrim Area Hospital
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A 12-year-old child was taken to hospital after being found waist deep in a river.

Police from Magherafelt in Derry were searching for the missing child when he was found in the water.

Officers had to enter the water due to concerns for the child's safety and health as the water was extremely cold.

The child was taken to Antrim Area Hospital for treatment.

Chief Inspector Robinson said: "This was outstanding Police work by all the officers involved, if it had not been for their actions this could have been a very different outcome".

Belfast Telegraph

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