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Discussion in 'Personal' started by josienig, Mar 21, 2016.
An unspeakable tragedy, a true hero.
Link doesn't go to a story but a BBC menu screen.
Might want to check that.
I hope this is it.
Mrs McGrotty had just returned from a hen party in England on Sunday night when she was told about the tragedy.
She lost her husband, mother and 3 children, a 4th child was saved.
There are no words.....
It's sad beyond words, yes, but can we think about leaving it here? Endless expressions of long-distance grief, however sincere, won't help the family.
I mean absolutely no offence towards the posters before me, by the way. It just doesn't seem to serve any purpose to turn it into a long-running thread. I'm sure we can take it as read that everybody finds this terrible to contemplate.
Sorry if I've upset anyone.
You're probably right @inky, although it's not long distance for me..the accident happened in a place I know very well. I suppose I wanted to highlight the heroism of the young man who was able to rescue the 4 month old baby and has thus given some glimmer of hope to the devastated family.
@inky Forgot to add that I'm not offended or upset by your comment.
All over Irish news (MrSK brought the Irish Sky card when we moved here. Very tragic but doesn't make sense - why was the car resting on a downward angled pier? Why didn't the others try to get out? It is a terrible loss of life, it just seems odd....
The locals say that tourists often try to turn cars around on the slipway but locals never do as they know how slippery the slipway is with all the algae growth.
It would appear that they were unable to open the electric windows and only managed to smash one window.
@sabrinakat..it would appear that the driver was using the slipway as a place to do a turn-around, not realising that it was covered in algae. They couldn't get purchase and slid further back..by the time they knew they were in difficulty, they were in the water and the backwash pulled the car into the sea. The emergency services were called at that point and a young man swam out toward the car.. the driver eventually managed to break a window and was able to get his baby out and give her to the young man..he could have escaped himself but stayed with the others in the car. The baby girl was brought to safety and was released from hospital this evening. The whole tragic incident happened within about 10 minutes.
The young man deserves a medal.
There are no words.