At 15.05Hrs HM Coastguard tasked all available LNR units to the Massereene Bridge on the six mile water river (Co. Antrim), where a female in a kayak was in difficulties.
The casualty’s friends who raised the alarm had initially secured the casualty with NIFRS providing further support measures on scene. NIFRS SRT initiated the rescue with LNR units providing downstream support. LNR had flood and swift water responders along with lifeboat and shore crew on scene.
LNR Flood boat 2 launched on scene downstream of the casualty whilst LNR Flood water responders, swift water technicians, lifeboat and shore crew were also standing by downstream of the casualty. The casualty was released from the kayak and taken safely to shore where she was transferred into the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
All LNR units stood down and returned to base following debrief on scene.