Local hero saves man from drowning

A NIGHT manager at The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon saved the day last Sunday morning, May 22 when he rescued a man who fell into the Shannon.

A NIGHT manager at The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon saved the day last Sunday morning, May 22 when he rescued a man who fell into the Shannon.

By Fiona Heavey

Bartosz Teclaw who has been working in The Landmark Hotel for over five years and lives locally became a hero at the weekend when he rescued a man who went down under water in the Shannon last Sunday morning.

Daniel Cross a manager at The Landmark Hotel told the paper that the hotel’s receptionist Margaret Nevin was coming in to start her shift at the hotel on Sunday morning at 7am when she noticed a young man staggering and wandering around the hotel’s rear car park.

She met Mr Teclaw as he was coming off his night shift and told him about the man.

At this stage the intoxicated man was crossing the road in front of the Landmark, Mr Teclaw watched the man as he headed for the Shannon, but when he went out of view he became concerned and decided to follow him.

Mr Teclaw ran down to the Shannon to find that the young man had gone under the water at the jetty. Mr Teclaw located the man, grabbed him and pulled him out.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.