Passenger in gangway plunge

05 June 2008

A WOMAN has been dramatically plucked from the water after she tripped and plunged from the gangway of a luxury cruise ship docked in Belfast.
The woman, who was a passenger on the Celebrity Century cruise liner, is believed to have fallen while talking and walking backwards.
A woman passenger fell from the temporary excess bridge into Belfast Lough
The passenger fell from this temporary access bridge
The incident happened on Wednesday at Belfast Lough.

An Australian member of the luxury liner’s crew dived into the water at Stormont Wharf and rescued the woman before officers from Belfast Harbour Police arrived to administer first aid.

She was transferred by ambulance to hospital where she was said to be in a stable condition.

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