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Guardian angels Galway fishermen Patrick and Morgan Oliver save another person from the sea

Patrick and Morgan Oliver plucked a swimmer from the cold waters off Salthill this morning, just a month after they were honoured for rescuing two young paddle boarders during the summer.

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Patrick and Morgan Oliver

Patrick and Morgan Oliver

Patrick and Morgan Oliver

A father and son duo from Galway who have become something of a pair of local legends have rescued yet another person from the seas. 

Father and son Patrick and Morgan Oliver plucked a swimmer from the cold waters off Salthill this morning, just a month after they were honoured for rescuing two young paddle boarders during the summer.

The two fishermen rushed to the swimmer’s assistance after he was spotted clinging to rocks 200 metres from the shore and brought him to safety.

The Galway RNLI Lifeboat was also involved in the operation just after 10.30am, when a member of the public raised the alarm.

The RNLI said: "The Irish Coastguard sought the assistance of Galway Lifeboat who launched from Galway Docks.

"Two members of the lifeboat shore crew made their way to the promenade to assist in the rescue.

"Patrick and Morgan Oliver were fishing off Salthill at the time and spotted the man taking refuge on Palmer's Rock about 200 metres from Salthill shore.

"They took him on board their fishing boat and brought him back to Galway Docks. Galway Lifeboat in the meantime was stood down."

The RNLI said the man was treated for hypothermia at the lifeboat station until an ambulance arrived.

Patrick and Morgan became national heroes when they found and rescued cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) who had been left stranded at sea overnight after drifting away from the shore.

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