Missing youth saved ‘with not a minute to spare’

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A young person has been saved from near death after a large scale police search in the Lisburn area.

It is understood the person had attempted to take their own life and was found by PSNI officers in a heavily wooded area “with not even a minute to spare”.

The incident took place on Saturday night and the search involved police dog and air support.

A post on the PSNI Lisburn Facebook page said members of D Section arrived “just in time” and administered first aid until the ambulance arrived, taking the person to hospital for further medical treatment.

Anyone in distress can seek help from either a GP or ring the confidential Lifeline service on 0808 808 8000. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also access the Lifeline website at www.lifelinehelpline.info.