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Cork teen is critical after fall
28 Feb 2015 22:10
A teenage boy is in critical condition in hospital after falling into a flooded river at Glanmire, Co Cork.
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.
The alarm was raised by two of the boy's friends who were with him.
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.
Medical personnel rendered first aid at the scene before the boy was taken to Cork University Hospital.

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