A man was rescued from the river Corrib this morning by members of Galway Fire Brigade.

The man was seen in the water by a pedestrian who contacted the Coastguard shortly before 9am.

The rescue services were activated and Galway RNLI Lifeboat launched from Galway Docks within minutes.

Galway Fire Brigade were first on the scene where members of their Swift rescue service entered the water at Nimmo’s Pier and removed the man from the water.

Galway lifeboat remained on standby during the rescue operation.

The man was 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”.

The lifeboat crew were Brian Niland (Helmsman), Oliver Byrne and James Rhattigan.

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