Motorist rescued from flood waters near Clooney

Motorist rescued from flood waters near Clooney


 - Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
– Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A woman has been rescued by emergency crews after her car stalled on a flooded road in Co Clare this evening.

The incident occurred at around 6.45pm between Clooney and Quin on a road that had been closed due to flooding.

Fire service personnel from Ennis responded to the incident and discovered a car stuck in the flood.

Crews check to ensure the woman was unhurt before pushing her vehicle back out of the water to safety.

Several roads across Clare remained badly flooded or impassible as a result of the recent heavy rainfall.

Tonights incident was one of several since Saturday where fire crews have responded to motorists trapped in floodwaters.

On Saturday, a woman had to climb onto the roof of her car after it stalled while she attempted to drive through a flood at Maurices Mills in Clare.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.