A brave Garda who risked her own life to save another has been recognised for her achievement. Gda Andrea Doyle, stationed in Kilkenny city, dived into the River Nore on July 26 close to Greensbridge - a place where there has already been one drowning after receiving a report that a woman had got into difficulties. Gda Doyle entered the water and swam towards the woman. She managed to get hold of her and drag her to the river bank where CPR was performed until the arrival of the ambulance personnel. The woman was taken to St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny where she made a full recovery.
Yesterday afternoon, Andrea received an award for her heroism from Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan who said she was a shining example to all. “Gda Doyle went above and beyond the call of duty to save this woman’s life and it is fitting that she should be recognised for what she has done,” Minister Hogan said.