MONAGHAN TRIO APPLAUDED AFTER BRAVE BUNDORAN RESCUE

22 September 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Three Monaghan people have been lauded as heroes after they saved four teenage girls from drowning in Donegal last weekend.
Emyvale native John Flannery (31), his girlfriend Roisin Treanor (30), and her brother Martin (40) from Drumhirk, Monaghan have been making national headlines since they rescued the four youngsters at the Main Beach in Bundoran last Saturday, 17th September. The Monaghan trio were visiting the county for the weekend and were surfing at the beach when they saw the Donegal town teenagers getting into difficulty in a rip current.

Mr Flannery told Independent.ie on Tuesday past that it was around six o’clock on Saturday evening when the girls began to struggle in a strong current.

“Four girls came down to the beach about six o’clock or after and they had got into the water but I previously had said to Roisin and Martin that we will move away from that part of the beach as there was a strong current,” Mr Flannery said.
“When I looked around, within five minutes I had seen the girls had drifted out. I decided to go out to the first two on my buggy board, I was nervous but I had to help them. The wee girl was just shouting help and was really panicked, she was quite young. They grabbed….
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