Incident 25/01/15 - Person in Distress 004/15

<p>At 06.58 hrs this morning ( Sunday ) a mobile unit from the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service which was leaving town to attend a missing person search came across a male in a distressed state on the Bridge of peace in Drogheda .It was feared that the male may attempt to enter the water.</p> <p> </p> <p>Immediately Drogheda Gardai were informed of the incident,at the same time a swiftwater rescue swimmer and a inshore rescue boat were on standby</p> <div> <p> </p> <p>Meanwhile a member trained in safetalk suicide prevention approached the male and successfully talked the male away from the railings where he was handed over to Drogheda Gardai.</p> <p> </p> <p>All units were stood down at 07:25 hrs. and returned to the marsh road base, cleaned and restaged the equipment to have it ready for the next callout.</p> <p> </p> <p>On scene at todays incident along with the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service were Drogheda Gardai.</p> </div>