Gardaí rescue man from icy waters in canal in Galway 1 year ago

Gardaí rescue man from icy waters in canal in Galway

A young man fell into the canal in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Three members of An Garda Síochána have been praised for rescuing a young man from icy waters in the Corrib canal in Galway.


The man fell into the canal at O’Brien’s Bridge at approximately 2.10am on Tuesday. He was handed a lifebuoy by members of the public, who were having difficulty retrieving him from the water.

Having received a report about the incident, Garda Kevin Molyneaux, Garda Jonathan Durkin and Sergeant Gearóid O Dúinn reacted quickly and went to the brink of the canal, where they were able to catch hold of him and bring him to safety.

The young man was taken to University Hospital Galway, where he received treatment for hypothermia and minor injuries.

The weather conditions at the time were hazardous and due to the quick actions of Gardaí at Galway Garda Station and others at the scene, it led to a positive outcome.

Superintendent Marie Skehill of Galway Garda Station praised the three Gardaí involved in the rescue, saying: "The members involved are to be commended for their selfless actions and prompt response which lead to the successful rescue of this young man.”