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Video: Irish mother left speechless by son's surprise return from Australia

Stephen's mother is left speechless after he exits the icy waters
Stephen's mother is left speechless after he exits the icy waters

This Irish mother was left speechless after her son surprised her with a home visit from Australia.

Stephen 'Jimmy' Nolan told his mother he was not going to make it home for a family wedding but was secretly planning his return. 

He got his sister Nicola to bring his mother to Rush beach, not far from where the family live in the north Dublin town. 

The Rush man has been living and working in Australia for a number of years since emigrating. 

"Unfortunately I won't make it home in time for the wedding, but if I start swimming now maybe I'll get there on time," Stephen tells his mum via a laptop, before jumping into the sea in Australia. 

Stephen then - to his mother's complete surprise - exits the icy Irish waters to greet her.