Elderly woman dies after river incident in Louth

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Elderly woman dies after river incident in Louth

Elderly woman dies after river incident in Louth

Drogheda Coast Guard are reporting that an elderly woman has passed away today after she was rescued from the Boyne River earlier.

Drogheda Coastguard state on their Facebook page that they were called out to a report that an elderly lady was missing and had possibly entered the river Boyne in an unknown location this morning.

"Drogheda Coast Guard boat immediately began a search of the river Boyne", the statement began. "After about ten minutes searching, the DCG boat team located a female in the water at Donor's Green area of the river.

"The lady was taken on board DCG boat and CPR was immediately commenced. The casualty was taken to our station at Horse Lane where they were met by local ambulance crews.

"CPR was continued throughout the incident, assisted by members of the Boyne Fishermen’s rescue service. The lady was transferred by ambulance to Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital where she was sadly pronounced deceased.

"Drogheda Coast Guard unit would like to extend its deepest condolences to the lady's family and friends at this tragic time.

"We would also like to thank all services for their assistance during this incident."

Speaking to The Democrat, Drogheda Coast Guard stated that it has been a very busy period for them with four such incidents this week alone. People are reminded that if you see anyone in trouble on or near the water dial 112/999 for help.