A man is being treated in hospital for hypothermia and minor injuries after being rescued from the Corrib in Galway earlier this week.

Three Gardai rescued the man from the icy waters after he fell into the canal at O'Briens Bridge shortly after 2am on Tuesday morning.

Members of the public had got a lifebuoy to the young man, but were having difficulty retrieving him from the water.

The three Gardai - Garda Kevin Molyneaux, Garda Jonathan Durkin and Sergeant Gearóid O'Dúinn went to the brink of the canal where they were able to catch hold of the man and bring him to safety.

He was taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment.

Superintendent Marie Skehill of Galway Garda Station has praised the gardai for their selfless actions and prompt response.

 

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