MAN BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING INTO THE RIVER SLANEY

A man has been taken to hospital after falling into the River Slaney.

The man was operating a digger as part of the Enniscorthy flood relief programme when he fell on rocks near the railway bridge.

A careful rescue operation was undertaken by emergency services as the man was brought from the river to a waiting ambulance.

The rescue took around half an hour and involved members of Enniscorthy Fire Brigade and paramedics.

The man has been taken to hospital with severe back injuries.

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