Irish vet Noel Fitzpatrick rescues a lost swan from a busy Dublin road

Noel Fitzpatrick rescues a swan

Irish vet Noel Fitzpatrick rescued a swan who had wandered onto a busy road in the centre of Dublin.

The bird was distressed after taking a wrong turn and found itself away from the tranquillity of nature into a noisy terrifying world.

Thankfully Co Laois native Fitzpatrick happened to be passing while on his way to an interview.

Noel Fitzpatrick rescues a swan

He stopped an oncoming car and ushered the swan to the edge of the road and along a footpath.

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He then wrapped the swan in his jacket before releasing it back into the canal.

He could be heard saying: “We’re home mate, it’s fine. Good boy, off you go.”

The incident was caught on camera and Fitzpatrick shared the video to his Twitter page.

He said: “We came across this poor confused fella who was stuck in the middle of the main road.

“Having experienced many swan rescues down the years I knew I could help… mission accomplished…now happy and safe at home.”

Fitzpatrick’s fans were impressed with his quick thinking.

One said: “Not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they wear tweed jackets.”

Another added: “Wish everyone was as caring and loving as you. The world would be a better place.”

Take a look at the video below.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling