Police thank public for alerting them to vulnerable people standing on rivers edge - an hours talking and compassion brought them to safety

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Members of the public who brought the attention of vulnerable people at the edge of the River Bann to the PSNI have been thanked this morning for their vigilance.

In a post on PSNI North Coast Facebook page says: "A huge Shout out & Thank You!” 👏🏼 to Community Search and Rescue who assisted us with a call early this morning!

River Bann - Google maps

River Bann - Google maps

"Police received multiple calls regarding a concern for two peoples safety near the edge of the River Bann.

"On arrival Police located the persons in question, one of which was standing on the edge of a wall looking into the Bann, and the other standing just beside."

The post adds: "Police opened up a dialogue with these persons for nearly an hour trying to talk them into safety whilst Community Search and Rescue got a boat ⛵️ into the Bann should one or both persons fall in.

"Thankfully Police were able to talk and reason with both persons getting them into a place of safety and into a nice warm Police car! 🚓

"We may may wear uniforms but we’re all human!

"Sometimes a simple chat can be far more powerful than any other resource we have..."