St Michael’s duo win award for heroic act by the lough


St Michael’s student Fintan McGirr recieving his award from Viscount Brookeborough

TWO St Michael’s College students, Fintan Mc Girr (Year 13) and Stephen Lawn (Year 14) have been praised for saving the life of a man who got into trouble hanging off a nearby jetty close to the police station in Enniskillen.
Both received a Bravery Award for their ‘heroic’ bravery
The citation outlined that Steven discovered that there was a man hanging off one of the jetties, his legs in water, undoubtedly in distress.
“The man was as pale as a ghost and when he saw us he extended his arms out for us to help him. Fintan said “Grabbing him by the arms, we pulled him above the surface.”
He added, ‘Fortunately, a group of people approaching the jetty in their boat noticed the commotion and came to our assistance.”
The two boys successfully removed the man from the water and got him back to a picnic bench where they had been eating their lunch.”
One year later the police informed them that they had been nominated for the award.
The boys attended the presentation ceremony in the Civic Centre in Craigavon where they were congratulated by Viscount Brookeborough who presented the awards.
Shortly after, the boys were again contacted by the police to attend a private presentation of a Police Public Bravery Award where they were awarded a sum of £2,000 which was donated in each of the boys names to the Milner Fund.

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