Valentia man praised for rescuing elderly couple from car that entered water

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A quick-thinking Valentia Island man is being praised for coming to the aid of an elderly couple who accidently drove their car off the pier at Knightstown.

Mikey Moriarty was in the Royal Hotel when the alarm was raised yesterday afternoon.

He entered the freezing water and rescued the American couple, who were panicking.

The tourists weren’t hurt in the incident but were in shock.

Mikey Moriarty says he had to open a back door of the car to help free the couple: