A local man has been praised for his heroic efforts in rescuing a barn owl after he was spotted struggling at the marina in Crosshaven.
Kieran Healy saved the owl after pulling him from underneath the marina near Salvé Marine in the harbour village.
He was praised for his efforts in saving the bird after sharing a photo of the barn owl to Facebook.
In his Facebook post he said that the owl was exhausted but still alive and asked for recommendations about who would be the right person to give the owl the care and attention it needed.
The good news was that in an update to the post, Mr Healy confirmed that someone was collecting the owl and would be taking care of it.
He said that there was a possibility that the owl would be released back into the wild again that same day.
Thanks to the power of social media, the owl got the help that it needed.
Mt Healy thanked people for their assistance in the saving of the bird.