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Young man rescued from the Corrib

A man in his 20s was rescued after going into the water in Galway city this morning.

The young man was seen going into the water at Nun’s Island in the early hours of the morning before being rescued.

Gardaí, and emergency services attended the scene, and the Lifeboat was launched at 3:35am.

The young man was rescued from the water and brought to University Hospital Galway, where he is not believed to be in a serious condition.

Galway Fire and Rescue praised everyone involved in the rescue for their work under difficult conditions.

“While the city was sleeping soundly last night our crews from Galway City Fire and Rescue Maroon Watch and City Retained Crew were hard at work using their Swift Water Rescue Technician Skills,” a Facebook post read.

“A long difficult incident in extremely challenging conditions of the fierce River Corrib had a positive result.”

“We would like to thank the bravery of all our crews involved as well as our friends in the Galway Lifeboat and Galway Ambulance service who played an instrumental supporting role this morning.”

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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