Teenagers rescued from flooded ford
Thursday, 17 November 2016
FIRE Service have praised the actions of three teenagers rescued when their car stalled crossing a flooded ford over the River Bush on Livery Road near Stranocum.
The three very lucky young people dialled 999 as soon as they got into difficulties last Wednesday evening and listened to the advice given, climbing onto the roof of the car to await rescue.
One local councillor said that this was "a tragedy averted" while another said that this was a lesson for others not to be attempting similar actions.
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received the call from the young people at 7.04pm, who explained their predicament, being trapped in approximately 2ft of water.
A spokesperson continued: "The teenagers, two boys and a girl, were praised for their actions. When they realised that their car had become stuck in water they dialled 999 and listened to the advice given. They were able to get on to the roof of the car and remain there until the NIFRS arrived.
“Two Fire Appliances from Ballymoney and one from Coleraine attended the incident and used a 9m ladder and water rescue equipment to rescue the teenagers."
“The teenagers were treated at the scene by NI Ambulance Service and the incident was dealt with by 7.45pm."
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesperson Mr John McPoland said: "We received a call at 7.08pm Our personnel attended the scene and accessed the teenagers and they were then discharged."
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