Incident 21/01/18 Possible Person Entering the River Boyne 01/18

Shortly after 20.15hrs On Monday (21 January ) The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service emergency paging system was activated to the reports of a possible person heading to enter the river Boyne from the Slane Bridge in Co.Meath.

Initial reports suggested that the location of the incident was unknown but as the information progressed the Slane bridge area was high alert but also a possible location in the Drogheda area.

Immediately our mobile 2 unit crewed with Swiftwater Recue Technicians responded to the slane bridge area ,while addiontal resources were on route.

Due to the nature of the call a inshore rescue boat was tasked on the river Boyne in Drogheda also.

As crews arrived on scene a search of the area was undertaken with no result.

We were also Joined by Drogheda Coast Guard Unit and Navan Gardai.

A short time later we where stood down as contact had been made with the missing persons and was deemed safe.

All units were stood down and returned to their Marsh Road Base where they Cleaned and restaged their equipment to have it ready for the next call out