Call-out 14/06/2020 27/20
***Successful Water Rescue***
This afternoon at 15.43hrs the Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service emergency paging system was activated to the reports of a person after entering the river Boyne at the Scotch Hall area.
We immediately dispatched our inshore rescue boat and scene crew to the location of the incident.
Within minutes one of our mobile units arrived on scene,crew observed a life ring had been thrown into the water from a member of the public and a nearby canoeist also came to the aid.
A trained rescue swimmer entered the water to secure the casualty on the river bank until the arrival of the inshore rescue boat.
While on the river bank the casualty was checked over for any injuries ,then transferred to the inshore rescue boat where they were taken to our boathouse on the Marsh Road.
On arrival to the slipway crews transferred the casualty to the medical room where members provided medical treatment and handed over to the National Ambulance Service.
Crews were stood down returning to base to wash,restage and fuel the equipment.
On scene also Drogheda Gardai , National Ambulance Service ,Drogheda Coast Guard unit and Scotch Hall security.