Irish girl dies after falling into river in Co Antrim

Irish girl dies after falling into river in Co Antrim

A TEENAGE GIRL from Northern Ireland has tragically died after falling into a river in Co. Antrim.

The 14-year-old reportedly fell into the Inver River in Larne around 9pm on Tuesday night.

After being alerted to the situation, emergency services arrived on the scene around 10pm.

According to Belfast Live, police officers, an ambulance crew and a police helicopter were deployed.

The girl was rushed to a hospital nearby, but emergency personnel were unfortunately unable to save her life.

Police confirmed they are investigating the incident.

"Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 14-year-old girl at the Inver River area of Larne last night, Tuesday, 26 November," a PSNI spokesperson said.

"A post mortem is due to take place and enquiries are continuing.

"There are no further details at this stage."

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called to an incident in Larne at 9pm this evening.

"We responded with a number of resources and one patient was taken to hospital in Antrim."

An eyewitness said last night: "It happened just off the dual carriageway.

"Everything has been sealed off. The river runs down a deep verge, you can hear it running rapidly even with lorries going by.

"There are specialist fire brigades, community rescue service, police and about 10 to 15 emergency vehicles here, it's a massive operation."