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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 11 July, 2020

Man rescued after being pulled from upside-down car in canal

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination.

A MAN IN his 30s is in a serious condition in Portlaoise Hospital after the car he was driving left the road, landing on its roof in a canal.

It’s believed the man’s car went through a crash barrier near Athy at around 10.15pm last night. He was the only person in the car at the time.

Members of Kildare Fire Service arrived, safely removing the man from the car and resuscitating him on the bank of the canal.

He was taken to Portlaoise Hospital, where his condition this morning is described as serious.

Emergency Times Athy Canal Incdent Garda Road closed Source: Emergency Times

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination.

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