The Galway RNLI Lifeboat launched twice yesterday to assist in two separate search and rescue operations on the river Corrib,  with the assistance of the Galway Fire Brigade and Galway Gardai.


The Irish Coastguard alerted the emergency services after a young woman was seen entering the water at O’Brien’s Bridge at about 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

The Galway Lifeboat crew recovered the casualty at the entrance to Lough Atalia.

The young woman was taken on board the lifeboat by three women volunteer crew who performed CPR and administered first aid.

She was then transferred to hospital by ambulance, but was later pronounced dead.


Yesterday evening at about 7.30, the Galway lifeboat, fire service and Gardai were alerted to two women in the water at Wolfe Tone Bridge.

One woman had entered the water, and a second woman went to her assistance with a lifebuoy ring.

The Galway Lifeboat volunteer crew and Fire Brigade personnel helped the two women out of the water, taking the casualty onboard where they administered first aid. The woman was transported to the Lifeboat station where paramedics were waiting.

It's understood neither woman sustained serious injuries.














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