Declan Reid Wiki – Declan Reid Bio
Declan Reid vanished after rescuing his eight-year-old son from the River Barrow in County Kildare, Ireland – who had got into difficulty while out on the water near the family’s old home
The missing man who used his energy to save his son during a kayaking accident is set to become a father again.
He is 34 years old.
Declan Reid Missing
Reid was missing after rescuing his eight-year-old son from the River Barrow in County Kildare, Ireland after he got into difficulty.
The youngster was pulled from the water and treated at the scene thanks to his father’s heroic efforts, but Declan vanished into the river.
Searches remain ongoing two days after Sunday’s distressing accident.
Declan and his son had been kayaking on the river at Ardreigh – near their old family home when they got into trouble, reports Dublin Live.
A passing teenager raised the alarm after he spotted the dad holding the boy above the water.
Declan, who had been living in Dublin for some time, was also set to become a father again with his partner understood to be seven months pregnant.
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The 34-year-old’s son was rescued and taken out of the water and treated at the scene by paramedics, but Declan disappeared without a trace.
Declan’s father began his own frantic search for his son jumping into the river after hearing the news.
An extensive multi-agency search continued on Monday at the River Barrow, but there was no trace of the father.
The Garda Water Unit was at the scene working alongside uniform gardaí, the civil defense, and local people who volunteered.
His son is currently being treated at Portlaoise Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
A Garda spokesman said yesterday: “A juvenile was rescued from the water and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
“A further person is believed to be still missing.”