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Seventh rescue by hero Garda David

David Looby

Published 26/07/2014 | 00:00

Garda David Hearn
Garda David Hearn

A BRAVE garda from Fethard-on-Sea who saved a man from drowning last week has been hailed a hero – as this was his seventh daring rescue from rivers across the South East.

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Garda David Hearne (42), right, who is stationed in Co. Waterford, happened to be in Dungarvan Garda Station last week when the call came in that a man had fallen into ther River Colligan there. Garda Hearne, a member of Hook Sub Aqua Club, immediately went to his aid.

Garda Hearne told the New Ross Standard: 'When I heard the call I said, this is déjà vu.'

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