Tuesday 17th November 2015, Dublin:
Westmeath Gardai John Teehan, Brendan Flannery, Cathal Mulvihill and David Turner receive Seiko Just In Time awards from Breda Collins, Chairman of Irish Water Safety and Alan Kelly T.D., Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
Garda Brendan Flannery
Garda John Teehan
Garda Cathal Mulvihill
Garda David Turner
On the 29th of March, Gardai Teehan, Flannery, Mulvihill and Turner rushed to the scene of a young man in distress, attempting to jump into the Shannon. The Gardai spoke to the person at great length in an effort to cajole him down off the bridge. Garda Teehan climbed over the bridge and was suspended by his colleagues from the top of the bridge in an attempt to reach the person. He managed to grab hold of the person and pull him over the ledge to safety.