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Cork teen is critical after fall
28 Feb 2015 21:09
A teenage boy is in critical condition in hospital after falling into a flooded river at Glanmire, Co Cork.
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The 16-year-old was riding a horse on the banks of the Glashaboy river, near John O'Callaghan park, when he was thrown from the animal into the water.
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The alarm was raised by two of the boy's friends who were with him.
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Gardaí, firefighters and emergency medical personnel attended the scene but the boy is understood to have been in the water for a considerable time before he was located.
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Medical personnel rendered first aid at the scene before the boy was taken to Cork University Hospital.
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