Second rescue in Garavogue river in matter of weeks

Second rescue in Garavogue river  in matter of weeks

Four gardai were involved in the rescue of the woman in her twenties.

For the second time in a matter of days, gardaí in Sligo have prevented a drowning tragedy.

Four officers went  into the Garavogue river in Sligo town at around 1.30am last Wednesday in order to rescue a woman in her twenties.

Due to the heavy rainfall the conditions were particularly dangerous at the time.

According to local media reports given the strength of the currents, it took the efforts of the four officer to rescue the woman.
The high tide meant the water was chest-high on the members in question.

This is the second rescue that gardaí have been involved at this particular spot in a matter of weeks.

Over the August Bank holiday weekend, Garda Stephen Fahy and good samaritan Adam McGoldrick were hailed as heroes after they dived into the river to save a man who was fully clothed.

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