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Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

ln Lough Road on Lough Neagh Source: Google Maps

A MAN HAS been rescued after the car he was in entered Lough Neagh, Ireland’s largest lake, in Co Antrim.

The PSNI received a report that a car had entered the water at Lough Road on the lake just after midnight this morning.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered that the car had become partially submerged. Weather conditions were far from ideal with high winds and choppy waters.

The male driver was suffering from hypothermia, was unresponsive, and was unable to exit the car of his own accord.

The rescue effort took four officers entering the water to retrieve the driver. Fortunately there were no other passengers in the car.

“I commend the brave actions of these officers in ensuring the safety of the member of public,” said PSNI Inspector Claire Gilbert.

The rescued man was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The swift action of the police officers involved who, in treacherous conditions placed themselves at personal risk, were key to saving this man’s life,” Gilbert added.

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