A man in his late 70s has been taken to hospital in Galway after he was recovered from the water in Kinvara.

The man was driving a car which went off the pier in the village shortly after 8pm. 

The alarm was raised immediately and emergency services managed to take the driver from the water a short time later. 

He was the only occupant of the car and it is understood no other vehicles were involved. 

The man is being treated at University Hospital Galway, where he is said to be in a serious condition.