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Teen Says He ‘Had No Choice’ But to Rescue Mum & Daughter From Drowning in River Barrow

2nd June 2021
The River Barrow in Carlow town
The River Barrow in Carlow town Credit: Google Maps

A teenage boy said he “had no choice but to jump in” and rescue a mother and daughter from drowning in the River Barrow in Carlow at the weekend.

As RTÉ News reports, Miley Doran (17) told how he saw Stacey Foley jump into the water after her 13-year-old daughter Sophie Foley-Smith was caught by a sudden current.

“When I saw them drowning, I had to do the right thing,” he told RTÉ’s News at One today (Wednesday 2 June).

Ann Langton, Stacey’s mother, praised the young man from the Traveller community for his selfless actions and called for him to be honoured with a National Bravery Award.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

Published in Rescue, Inland Waterways
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