Man rescued from River Corrib this morning 7 months ago

Man rescued from River Corrib this morning

Amazingly, the same father and son who rescued two women from the same river back in August, did it again on Wednesday morning.

A father and son duo came to the rescue for the second time in recent memory, as they helped rescue a man who got into difficulty on the River Corrib in Galway this morning.


The man was seen in the water by a pedestrian who contacted the coastguard shortly before 9am today.

Patrick and Morgan Oliver were first on the scene, and they entered the water at Nimmo's Pier and removed the man from the water.

Galway Lifeboat remained on standby throughout the rescue operation, and the man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway.

Barry Heskin, Deputy Launch Authority of Galway Lifeboat praised the pedestrian who contacted the coastguard, saying: "The quick response of the pedestrian was crucial in activating the rescue services to get to the man in time."

Back in August, Patrick and Morgan helped rescue two young women who had spent 15 hours on the water, "clinging to a lobster pot".

Local heroes for two months in a row.