25 Dec

COUNCIL TO HONOUR ‘HAVE A GO’ RIVER HERO

first_imgA teenager who jumped down a 40ft ravine and pulled two trapped motorists from a car in a river is to be honoured.Inishowen man Jason McClay, 18, jumped into action after a car left a road and crashed into the Crana River outside Buncrana last week.Jason was at the home of his girlfriend Danielle O’Donnell (both pictured here) when he heard the commotion. He then jumped into the pitch-dark river and pulled two out of four passengers from the submerged car.Tow of the young people in the car were unable to swim and Jason, from Kinnego, pulled them to safety.He then bravely dived back into the water to check if there was anyone left trapped in the car.Modest Jason said “I was just doing what I thought was the right thing. Happily nobody was hurt.” However Buncrana councillor Peter McLaughlin said Jason’s bravery needs to be recognised.“He saved two lives and simply said “sure anybody would have done it”. To me he is a hero.“As far as I am concerned if someone does something like that then they should be recognised,” he said. COUNCIL TO HONOUR ‘HAVE A GO’ RIVER HERO was last modified: June 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Peter McLaughlinCrana RiverhonourJason McClaylast_img read more