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Rescue service save teenager from Waterford's River Suir

Rescue service save teenager from Waterford's River Suir

A successful rescue operation took place this evening for a teenager who had entered the River Suir in Waterford.

The Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue.

This call was to assist An Garda Síochána with reports of a person threatening to enter the River Suir.

The person was taken alive from the water by Waterford City River Rescue Services.

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The National Ambulance Service were stood down when it became clear they were not required for the call.

He was unharmed and not in need of medical attention.

Following the callout, Waterford River Rescue Services issued the following statement:

'We would like to reiterate the absolute importance of an early call to the Emergency Services at 999/112 so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Canals, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Please do not assume somebody has already made that call.'

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