BRAVE GAR­DAÍ RES­CUE MAN(70) FROM BURN­ING CAR IN GREY­STONES

SLEEP­ING MAN (70) HAD LEFT THE EN­GINE RUN­NING

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARY FOG­A­RTY

TWO heroic gardai saved a man’s life when they pulled him from a burn­ing car in Grey­stones.

A mem­ber of the pub­lic con­tacted Grey­stones at around 3 a.m. last Thurs­day morn­ing.

Garda Su­san Cronin and Garda David Brady at­tended the scene.

A 70-year-old Dublin man was asleep in the ve­hi­cle. He had left the en­gine run­ning to keep warm and the car over­heated.

When Garda Cronin and Garda Bol­ger ar­rived on the scene, the en­gine was on fire and the in­side was con­sumed with smoke.

They no­ticed that there was a per­son still in the car.

One of them su­pressed the flames, while the other pulled the gentle­man from the car.

They man­aged to re­move him from the car and got him to safety be­fore he sus­tained any in­jury.

He was taken to St Vin­cent’s Hospi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

The man re­turned to Grey­stones Garda Sta­tion later in the day af­ter be­ing re­leased from hospi­tal to thank the gar­daí for sav­ing his life.

‘He would not be alive to­day but for the vig­i­lance of the lady who made that call and the brave ac­tions from the gar­daí,’ said a garda spokesman.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Grey­stones last Thurs­day morn­ing.

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