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Brave Passer-by Saves Three Year Old Girl In Cork After She Falls Into The River Lee

Fire service officials in Cork City have praised the “outstanding heroism” of a passer-by who rescued a three-year-old girl from the River Lee.


According to reports from the Evening Echo, while walking with her minder along on Patrick’s Quay in the city centre near Brian Boru bridge, the three-year-old girl went under one of the railings and fell into the water.

Seeing the incident, a passer-by in her 30s named Maria Foley from Cobh leaped into the water in a bid the rescue the child. Ms Foley then held the child above water until the Fire and Ambulance services arrived.

”Being low tide, it was about a five metre (16.4ft) drop into the water,” said the official. “

”This is outstanding act of heroism on her part.”

The child and Maria were winched to safety, as can be seen in the video sent to Cork’s 96FM, and taken to Cork University Hospital.

Both are said to be in good health despite their ordeal, thank God!

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