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Tony Murphy pictured on Wexford Bridge where he participated in the
dramatic rescue on Saturday morning

Tony Murphy pictured on Wexford Bridge where he participated in the dramatic rescue on Saturday morning

Tony Murphy pictured on Wexford Bridge where he participated in the dramatic rescue on Saturday morning

There was a stark reminder of the importance of the ringbuoys on Wexford Bridge over the weekend after they were used to save the life of a man aged in his 60s who entered the water from the bridge on Saturday morning.

The incident took place shortly before 10 a.m. and saw passing motorists rush to the aid of the man, tossing him down the ringbuoys, which ultimately saved his life and kept him afloat until the RNLI plucked him from the water.

Well-known for his work with Wexford Able Disabled Club, Tony Murphy was one of the motorists who stopped to help.