A tragedy was dramatically averted after a young garda in Sligo dived into a fast-flowing river in order to save the life of a man.
According to independent.ie, Garda Stephen Fahy is being hailed a hero following the
It's understood Garda Fahy was on patrol when he noticed a man jumped into the Garavogue river fully clothed.
Dozens of people watched with some recording the man on their iphones struggling in the water. He is believed to be a foreign national.
Garda Fahy and a local man, Adam McGoldrick, dragged the man to safety.
He was brought to Sligo University hospital where he was treated for hypothermia.
Garda Fahy has been in the gardai for two years.
It’s believed the incident would have ended in tragedy had it not been for the quick actions taken by the two men.
Chief Superintendent Michael Clancy, who is the Divisional Officer for Sligo Leitrim said he personally commended Garda Fahy and also Adam McGoldrick on their courage and heroism and a life has being saved as a result of their brave actions.
The GRA representative for the division, Garda Ray Wims, told Independent.ie that the act illustrates the commitment local gardai show towards the community.
He also acknowledged the heroism shown by Adam McGoldrick.