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Woman ‘critical’ after car entered water near Kesh

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car entered the water at Muckross Pier. 

Three police officers who came to her rescue also needed hospital treatment following the incident.  

At around 10.30pm on Saturday the car entered the water at Muckross Pier on the Boa Island Road in Kesh. 

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A nearby police patrol responded and the two officers in the car spotted the vehicle in the water. Both immediately entered the lake and managed to free the woman from the sinking car.

A third police officer who had arrived on scene also entered the water to ensure no one else was inside the vehicle.

Three police officers who came to her rescue also needed hospital treatment following the incident. They were commended for their bravery. 

Inspector John Gordon said: “The woman was taken to hospital where her condition this morning is described as critical.”

The officers were not seriously injured and treated for shock.

 

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