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Man rescued from Buncrana pier last night

A MAN was treated at Letterkenny University Hospital for hypothermia last night after he was rescued from Buncrana pier after getting into difficulty in the water.

Gardai in Inishowen received a report around 9.55pm last night that a man was in the water at the pier.

Three garda officers went to the scene, where, on arrival, they found that a member of the public had thrown a lifebuoy to the man.

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The three garda officers then swam out to the man, bringing him safely back to shore, where the emergency services, including fire and ambulance personnel and Lough Swilly RNLI were in attendance.

The man, who had mild hypothermia, was transferred to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.

The latest incident comes just over one month after five members of the one family from Derry drown after their car entered the water at Buncrana pier on Sunday, March 20.

Five family members from Derry who lost their lives  at Buncrana pier in March.

Five family members from Derry who lost their lives at Buncrana pier in March.

 

 

 

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Mr O’Rourke, who earns around €185,000 a year, has been working in Letterkenny for the past twenty-one years.

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