‘Distressed’ person saved from River Bann

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Police had to go to the aid of a distressed person who waded into the River Bann.

The person was spotted by a member of the public who offered assistance and also alerted the PSNI.

Police said officers were quickly on the scene and, along with the member of public and other emergency services, removed the person from the river.

They said, “With temperatures dropping there may no doubt have been serious consequences otherwise.”