Newry police save ‘distressed man’ from treacherous weather conditions

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Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Police in Newry have revealed that they helped a man in distress to safety during treacherous weather conditions over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, 20th January, police were alerted to a distressed man who was missing in a wood filled, mountainous area, close to Camlough Lake.

Officers worked to establish communication with the missing person and searched the area in increasingly dangerous weather conditions.

The man was found by police within hours and taken to hospital as a precaution.

Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Davy Beck, Newry and Mourne Area Commander said:

“This is an excellent example of police work at its best and demonstrates the commitment of officers in Newry and Mourne to protect life and provide a personal service to any member of the community who needs our help and assistance.

“Through the swift action of police officers the missing man was found and brought to safety before he was seriously hurt or injured.

Beck added, “Officers worked tirelessly with family members to locate this male. The officers involved are to be commended for their brave actions during treacherous and dangerous weather conditions.”


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