Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:<br />
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety present Garda Alan O'Donnell with a Seiko Just In Time Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony.<br />
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport<br />
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7.	Incident occurred in Kerry – Alan O’Donnell (Limerick)<br />
On the 24th of July 2017, two young girls were caught in a rip current at Ballybunion beach in Kerry. The father of one of the girls entered the water to try to bring them to safety but he became exhausted and also got into difficulty.  Alan O’Donnell, an off-duty Garda, entered the water where he first saved the children’s father before quickly swimming a further fifteen yards to bring the first young girl to safety after which Alan swam back out to save the second girl. All three made a full recovery.
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Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety present Garda Alan O'Donnell with a Seiko Just In Time Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

7. Incident occurred in Kerry – Alan O’Donnell (Limerick)
On the 24th of July 2017, two young girls were caught in a rip current at Ballybunion beach...
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