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Dedicated Gardaí on the beat saving lives and keeping people Safe

Issue Date: 10th August 2022

On Friday afternoon, Garda Sarah Lynam and Garda Anna Duhova were on beat patrol along O’Connell Street in Dublin City when they were alerted to a report of a man having entered the River Liffey.

Gardaí quickly arrived at Bachelor’s Walk where the man was seen in the water, near the boardwalk. Due to fears for the man’s safety, Garda Sarah Lynam immediately entered the River Liffey and swam to the assistance of the man. The man, who was aged in his 50s was unresponsive at this time.
A rope was thrown towards Garda Lynam and with the assistance of her colleague, Garda Duhova and two members of the public, the man was removed from the water.
Straight away, CPR was administered by Garda Lynam before the man was taken by ambulance to the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.
“Once he was out they turned him over and I pulled myself up. But I could see his chest wasn’t going up and down, I knew he wasn’t breathing. I had to do CPR; three hard pumps and the foam and water started coming out of his mouth and his eyes shot open. I just thought, ‘thank God’.”