Incident 21/08/18 Person in a distressed State 16/18

At 19.44 pm this evening ( tuesday 21th August ) the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service emergency paging system was activated to the reports of a person in a distressed state and maybe attempting to enter the river Boyne from the skate park area.

Immediately we had dispatched various crews including our inshore rescue boat crew ,Mobile units and Scene crews to the location of the incident.

On arrival of the scene crew they observed a female in a distressed state on the river side of the railings.

Crew quickly began to negotiate with her and successfully managed to talk her away from the river side of the railings.

A short time later the female made a second attempt to enter the river Boyne from a second location nearby.

With our scene and boat crew already in the location a rapid water rescue occurred successfully securing the casualty until the arrival of the inshore rescue boat.

The female was taken back to our boathouse via inshore rescue boat where she was checked over by on site paramedics and handed over to Drogheda Gardai.

All units were stood down and returned to base.