A Ballyheigue man, who saved the life of a swimmer at the weekend, is warning about the danger of rip currents.
Renowned fashion designer, Don O’Neill was on Ballheigue beach with his husband and a friend when he noticed a man in the water was in difficulty.
Don and another man Donal Hanley both got into the water and helped the swimmer.
They found themselves in a rip current.
Mr O’Neill praised the man who got into difficulty, as turned on his back and floated to conserve energy.
He says rip currents are unusual for Ballyheigue beach: