Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety (right) present the Seiko Just In Time Award to Mullingar Gardai Kathleen Glynn and Robert Ryland at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
8. Incident occurred in Westmeath – Gardai Sheila Heaphy, Kathleen Glynn and Robert Ryland (all Mullingar)
On the night of the 30th of November 2016, Gardai received a call that a man had entered the canal. The three Gardai immediately went to the scene and observed the person face down in the water. The Gardai proceeded to stand at the edge of the canal and form a link so as to reach down to the person and drag him from the water onto the canal bank where they rendered medical assistance until the ambulance arrived.