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Police confirm a woman has died after being retrieved from water on Antrim coast

Ambulances at harbour in Glenarm

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has this evening confirmed that a woman has died following an incident in Glenarm, County Antrim.

The alarm was raised on Thursday afternoon at 12:55pm when HM Coastguard received a call for help after a woman was discovered in the water in the area of Glenarm Marina.

Two ambulances, along with Red Bay RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats and Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat, and HM Coastguard helicopter rushed to the scene.

The woman was picked up by the Coastguard helicopter and transported to hospital.

This evening a police spokesperson stated:

"Police responded to a report of a woman in the water in the Coast Road area of Glenarm shortly before 1.45pm today, Thursday 19th October.

"Officers attended the scene, alongside colleagues from other emergency services and the woman was retrieved from the water.

"Medical assistance was provided at the scene. Sadly, a short time later the woman was pronounced dead as she was being transported to hospital. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

"Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 944 19/10/23."



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