Man rescued from River Corrib by father and son who rescued paddleboarders 

Man rescued from River Corrib by father and son who rescued paddleboarders 

Local fisherman Patrick Oliver with his son Morgan who rescued two ladies in the sea last August at Galway Docks. Picture: Ray Ryan

A father and son who rescued two paddleboarders last month have rescued another man in Galway today.

Patrick and Morgan Oliver removed a man from the River Corrib this morning after he was seen in the water by a pedestrian who raised the alarm. 

He taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway.

Barry Heskin, Deputy Launch Authority, Galway Lifeboat, says: “The quick response of the pedestrian was crucial in activating the rescue services to get to the man in time."

In August the fisherman and his son rescued two cousins who spent the night clinging to a buoy after being swept out to sea.

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