Irish Water Safety honours for teenage surfers who saved boyThe Irish Times - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
"LUCKY TO be alive" was how the father of nine-year-old Gearóid Rogers from Killaloe, Co Clare, described his son, who yesterday watched as two teenage surfers who dramatically saved him from drowning earlier this year were among recipients of Irish Water Safety Awards in Dublin Castle.
Bernard Cahill (17) and Donough Cronin (16), both from Ennis, were wading into shore after surfing at Spanish Point in July when they noticed Gearóid's mother Roz on the beach waving for help. When her son had been swept out by a rip current, Roz's husband Ger swam to save his son before becoming stranded himself.
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