Woman rescued from River Ban

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On Thursday (June 4) at approximately 12.45pm one of the Banbridge Neighbourhood Patrol Teams came across a female in the River Bann at Solitude Park.

The lady concerned did not appear to be well. An officer entered the river and brought her out to safety.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were tasked by Police and the lady was taken to hospital for assessment.

Leslie Badger, Inspector for the Banbridge Area, praised the team for their quick action. “The NPT were in the park on an unrelated enquiry when they came upon the incident. Only for the quick actions of the officers the situation could have been very different.”