Incident 23/05/15 -Person Reported in the water - 019/15

At 18.41 hrs yesterday evening Sunday (23rd August) the emergency paging system for the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service was activated reporting a person had entered the river Boyne at Mornington Co. Meath.

 

Our team quickly assembled at the boathouse on the Marsh Road, while our mobile units and an inshore rescue boat was dispatched to the scene.

 

On arrival the boat crew and land crew observed that the person had been taken from the water by a member of the public and CPR had been commenced by The National Ambulance Service and members of the Gardai.

 

Immediately crew members continued CPR while the casualty was transferred to our boathouse on the Marsh Road via our inshore rescue boat as it deemed unsuitable for emergency vehicles to access.

 

On arrival to the B.F.R.R.S boathouse crew members continued CPR on the casualty, while the patient was handed over to an awaiting ambulance crew.

 

In a sad outcome the person was later pronounced dead.

 

On scene at today’s incident along with the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service were The National Ambulance Service and Laytown Gardai.

 

The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service units returned to their Marsh Road Base at 19.45 hrs Cleaned and re-staged their equipment to have it ready for the next call out.

 

Members of the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service wish to extend their sympathy to family and friends of the deceased.