McLaughlin praises rescue services after major incident on Foyle

Sinn Fein MLA Maeve McLaughlin has praised the efforts of the emergency services following a major incident on the river Foyle. 

Ms McLaughlin said; 

"24 people were rescued from the river Foyle close to Carrigans during a major incident this afternoon.MLA   MAEVE MCLAUGHLIN

"Several of those who were rescued were airlifted to hospital while others were transferred by ambulance. 

"The
 rescue operation was a combined effort involving Foyle Search and 
Rescue, the Irish Coastguard service, Fire and Rescue Service, the 
Ambulance service, and the PSNI. 

"Their swift efforts and team work in responding to this major incident are to be applauded. 

"Hopefully all of those involved in this incident will make a full and speedy recovery." Ends/Críoch