Man in critical condition after being pulled from canal in Dublin

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning

Man in critical condition after being pulled from canal in Dublin

Grand Canal in Dublin. Image: Google Maps

Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for information after a man was pulled from the Grand Canal over the weekend.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 3rd) at Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8 when a 23-year-old man got into difficulty in the canal.

After being removed from the water, he was taken to St James's Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition.

The man - who had travelled from Galway to attend the All Ireland Hurling Final - had been separated from friends when the incident happened.

Gardaí say they are anxious to speak to any witnesses, in particular a man and woman who came to the assistance of the man.

Anyone with information can contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01-666-9400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.