Two gardaí jump into River Barrow to save drowning woman

Date Published : June 10th, 2018    Published By : admin

A woman was rescued from the River Barrow this afternoon following a successful rescue by gardaí and the fire service.

Two gardaí had jumped into the River Barrow to save the woman who had entered the water outside Carlow town.

The incident took place at Lanigans Lock, near Aughdoyne, on the Carlow/Laois border shortly before 4.30pm

Carlow Fire & Rescue Service responded to the incident with crews from Carlow town and Bagenalstown stations attending.

960 Carlow Fire Rescue Service SWRT
Carlow Fire & Rescue Service checking Ringbuoys at Lanigans Lock
File Photo: (Carlow Fire & Rescue Service’s Facebook page)

The two gardaí, stationed in Carlow town, were in the water making attempts to reach the woman as the fire brigade arrived. Carlow Fire & Rescue Service’s Swift Water Rescue Team (SWRT) launched their boat and joined the rescue.

The casualty was rescued from the river by the SWRT and handed over to paramedics from the National Ambulance Service who treated the woman on scene.

Safety Notice:
For water safety advice, visit the Irish Water Safety website: www.iws.ie

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