Three people rescued from water in Co Meath

The alarm was raised after calls for help were heard at about 8pm

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Three people were rescued from the estuary of the River Boyne at Mornington in County Meath last night.

A passerby raised the alarm after they heard calls for help at about 8pm.

Coast Guard and river rescue crews were scrambled to the scene to help the trio, who had fallen out of a boat.

The three people - aged 21, 23 and 24 - were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.