Council to recognise teenagers' heroics

Council to recognise teenagers' heroics

Michael Quinn, Josh Snell , Shane McKenna and Niall Óg McGuigan (inset) rescued a father andhis two children at Whitepark Bay.

By Damian Mullan

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By Damian Mullan

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CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council has agreed to recognise the bravery of four teenagers involved in the rescue of a father and two young children from Whitepark Bay.

Sixteen-year-old Cushendall lads Michael Quinn, Josh Snell , Shane McKenna and Niall Óg McGuigan, were on the beach on June 25, when they saw the young family in trouble.

All four are members of Ruairi Og GAA club in the town.

Causeway Coast and Glens councillors voted unanimously to mark the act of heroism following a notice of motion tabled by Cushendall member Oliver McMullan.

“I think that with all the bad press the youth gets, we have a good news story here. And we should be recognising their achievement and their bravery,” said Cllr McMullan.

Full story in Tuesday's Chronicle.

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