Fire crews rescue pair from swamp

Fire appliance
Fire appliance

Two people including a 15-year-old boy have been rescued from a swamp in Portadown.

Fire crews from the NI Fire and Rescue Service in Portadown and Lurgan helped rescue the boy and a 48-year-old woman.

A spokesperson for the NI Fire and Rescue Service said crews were accompanied by a specialist water rescue team from Belfast.

They attended the scene of a water rescue from the swamp near the Corcrain Drive in Portadown.

“Firefighters used lines, poles and manual handling techniques to rescue a 15-year-old boy and a 48-year-old woman from the swamp. Both casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance.”