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Nautical student from IoM saves life of man in Glasgow's River Clyde

22-year-old Daniel Gardner pictured in the ambulance in Glasgow Photo: Glasgow Live

A nautical science student from the Isle of Man has rescued a man from the River Clyde in Glasgow.

22-year-old Daniel Gardner was with friends when he saw a man fall from his wheelchair into the water at around 9:50pm on Sunday night.

He and his friends ran to the riverbank, while the man was unable to grab onto the life rings pedestrians had thrown onto the water to save him.

Emergency services were called to the scene but not before Daniel jumped into the water to save the man.

I was afraid he would get hypothermia if he was in too long. I had to act and do something about it quickly before the situation became worse. So I jumped in.

– Daniel Gardner
Daniel is studying nautical science in Glasgow Credit: Daniel Gardner, Facebook

Daniel stayed with the man in the water until a rescue boat collected them, before being taken to the Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

The nautical science student, being modest about his efforts, is hoping to become a deck officer with the Merchant Navy.

I'm sure someone would do the same for me, but I'm just glad the man is OK.

– Daniel Gardner