A man has been rescued by fishermen after getting into difficulty in the River Corrib this morning.
The fishermen, Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, had also rescued two women who went missing whilst peddle boarding off the Aran islands last month.
Patrick and Morgan came to the man’s rescue this morning after he was spotted by a passerby shortly after 9am, who then contacted emergency services.
They were both fishing at the time of the incident when a crew member of the Galway RNLI lifeboat told them that there was a man in the water who needed help.
The two fishermen located the man off Nimmo’s pier, he was then taken to University Hospital Galway by ambulance.
In regards to the man’s condition, Patrick stated that “He was conscious, and the jacket he was wearing kept his head above water, so we brought him up to the Claddagh quay,”.
Only last month, the Olivers rescued two women, Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17), who both went missing several miles off the Aran island of Inis Oírr whilst peddle boarding.
The cousins expressed their gratitude to the Olivers for rescuing them, in particular Ellen, who didn’t believe that she would have survived on her own.
The two girls were rescued by Mr Oliver’s master knowledge of the sea, currents and prevailing winds, and was able to locate the girl’s trajectory as a result.