Glenties council is set to honour the bravery of three local people who helped save 15 Gaeltacht college students in an emergency two years ago.
Fifteen young lives were saved on 13th August 2019, thanks to quick-thinking locals and rescue services. The Coláiste Mhachaire Rabhartaigh students had been swimming at Magheroarty pier when they became caught in a riptide and pulled away from the shore.
The alarm was raised by members of the public at the shore and 999 was called.
Three locals were instrumental in bringing people to safety, according to Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig. Fortunately there were no serious injuries and all people involved made a good recovery.
The Glenties area councillor has called for official recognition for their brave actions.
The matter was raised at this week’s meeting of the Glenties Municipal District. Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig was told that Donegal County Council was previously asked to host a reception for the individuals, but this cannot take place at the moment due to restrictions. An event is set to be scheduled when public health guidelines allow.
In the meantime, the MD has said it can write to the individuals to acknowledge their bravery on receipt of their names and contact/address details.