An Irish rugby fan has a lucky escape after falling into the Old port of Marseille

An Irish rugby fan has a lucky escape after falling into the Old port of Marseille - An Irish rugby fan has been rescued by the police after suffering from hypothermia in the Old Port in Marseille. Two rescue teams and sniffer dogs were mobilised to hoist the individual weighing 110 kilos onto dry land. Having attended the rugby match between France and Ireland, the supporter, under the influence of alcohol, had tripped and plunged into the Old Port after urgently relieving his bladder off the quayside of the port.

The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, almost cost him is life as witnesses at the time saw no urgency. The Irishman splashed around in cold water for almost twenty minutes. Until a police patrol noticed him.

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