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Young Athlone woman glad to have had skills to save man from the River Shannon last year

May 28, 2022 10:05 By Shannonside News
Young Athlone woman glad to have had skills to save man from the River Shannon last year Young Athlone woman glad to have had skills to save man from the River Shannon last year
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A young Athlone woman says she's glad to have had the skills to be able to help in saving a man's life after he was pulled from the River Shannon last year.

Karyn Martin was working at Sean's Bar in August of last year when the alarm was raised by a passer-by.

She'd previously done some training as part of her study in pre-nursing, and for social care work, and she says this experience kicked in automatically on the day.

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The man was unconscious when he was pulled from the water, but he had a weak pulse.

Karyn was officially recognised for her response to the incident by Athlone River Safety Awareness Group last week.

She has also joined the group as a volunteer following on from her experience last year.

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