Local surfers to be honoured for saving teenagers at Tullan Strand

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleTractor driver fined after trying to find ‘L’ove in DerryNext articlePolice appeal for information after man assaulted at bus depot in Derry News Highland Facebook Pinterest Local surfers to be honoured for saving teenagers at Tullan Strand DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – November 27, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter Twitter Four Donegal surfers will be honoured at Irish Water Safety’s National Annual Awards Ceremony this Wednesday for their quick actions when a group of teenagers got into difficulty at Tullan Strand earlier this year.Owen Murphy, Fergal Muller, Friederike Rost and Sean Young were giving surf lessons on Tullan Strand when a group of nine teenagers entered the water to cool down unaware of dangerous rip currents.The alarm was raised by members of the public who contacted the coast guard after the group got into difficulty within minutes.In the interim period, the four local surf instructors quickly intervened, paddling to the group, prompting each of the teenagers to grab onto surfboards one by one.The surfers used their knowledge of the currents to assist the teenagers to paddle to a safer area where they could walk ashore.Each instructor returned a number of times until all nine were brought to safety.Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring will present the “Seiko Just in Time Rescue Award” to a total of 30 rescuers in appreciation for saving so many lives in the past year.He says: “Complacency around aquatic environments is simply not an option”.last_img read more

Man smashes car windows with tire iron in liquor store attack after parking lot crash

first_imgKTKR(HOUSTON) — Surveillance footage has captured the moment a man unleashed a brutal tire iron attack on another motorist after a car accident in a liquor store parking lot in Houston, Texas.Video shows two men, who were inside the liquor store together before the incident unfolded, getting into their vehicles, and reversing out of their parking spaces at the same time.The victim, who did not wish to be identified, told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV that he didn’t see the other driver and accidentally collided with the other car’s bumper. In the video, the victim is then seen driving back into the parking lot as the suspect does the same.Seconds later, the suspect is seen getting out of his car and smashing two of the victim’s windows, before appearing to lean into the driver’s side window and attempting to hit the driver.“All it took was the lightest of brushes with the car. Literally that’s all it took,” the victim said. “I know that if he did that to me, he is going to do that again someday to someone else.”“You cannot attack people like that. That’s not right,” store manager Kamh Vinh said.The incident, which took place on Wednesday around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of King Cole Liquor in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, has been reported to police. The victim was not seriously injured.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Other Sports Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey: India lose in penalty shootouts to Korea

first_img Ipoh: Lower-ranked Korea stunned India 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out to lift the Azlan Shah Cup hockey title after the five-time champions conceded an equaliser in the final quarter to end at 1-1 after regulation time in the summit clash here Saturday. Going into the title clash, world no. 5 India were clear favourites to lift their sixth Azlan Shah title against the 17th ranked Koreans. And the Indians started in the right earnest, taking the lead early through Simranjeet Singh’s field strike in the ninth minute. The Koreans produced a resolute defence to keep the Indian forward line under tight vigil, while also pressing hard in search of the equaliser.     Korea’s efforts finally paid dividend in the 47th minute when they were awarded a penalty stroke. The Indians went for the video referral but the penalty decision stayed and Jang Jong Hyun made no mistake in drawing parity for his side. Two minutes from the hooter, India earned a penalty corner but to no avail as the match went into shoot-out. In the shoot-out, the Indians missed their first, fourth and fifth attempts and converted just two, while the Koreans just missed their third strike to win the thrilling contest 4-2 and lift the crown for the third time in the history of the invitational tournament.RELATED     For India, Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar Junior and Sumit missed from the one-on-one penalty shoot-out situation, while experienced Birendra Lakra and Varun Kumar, converted their chances.     Defending the goal in the shoot-out for India was young Kishan B Pathak in place of experienced P R Sreejesh. In the shoot-out, Jii Woo Cheon, Lee Jungjun, Jung Manjae and Lee Namyong scored for Korea.      The Indians Saturday were undone by missed opportunities as they created numerous scoring chances but failed to utilise them.     Though India made a couple of circle entries in quick-succession early in the game, the Korean defence was a tough nut to crack.      It took accurate, short passes and effective teamwork by forwards Mandeep Singh and Sumit Kumar (Junior) that won India a brilliant opportunity to score in the first quarter. A quick assist by Sumit Kumar Junior to Simranjeet earned India it’s first goal in the ninth minute.     Korea upped their ante as they made two good circle entries but an alert Indian defence thwarted the chances.      With less than a minute remaining for the first hooter, Gurinder Singh earned India’s first penalty corner but the dragflicker could not get it past the Korean defenders.      India began the second quarter well with Sumit assisting Simranjeet, who took a backhand shot from top of the circle. The effort, however, was well-defended by Korean goalkeeper Kim Jaehyeon. With little over five minutes remaining for the half-time, India earned their second penalty corner bur Varun Kumar’s powerful flick was stopped by goalkeeper Jaehyeon.      Goals continued to elude India in the third quarter despite some excellent attempts.      Korea, in between, won their first penalty corner in the 33rd minute but Jang Jonghyun’s flick went wide of the Indian post.      It didn’t help India’s cause when a good chance to double the lead went begging with a penalty corner execution gone wrong seconds before the end of the third quarter. Korea upped their attack in the final quarter desperately looking for an equaliser. India were punished when an infringement by defender Amit Rohidas on the baseline trying to tackle Korea skipper Lee Namyong was penalised with a penalty stroke.     Jang Jonghyun, who is in good form, made no mistake in sending the ball past India goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak in the 47th minute. With minutes racing away, India looked for an opening but the Korea defence held strong. Hosts Malaysia finished third after beating Canada 4-2 in the third-fourth place classification match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img India lost in penalty shoot-outs in the Asian Games 2018.Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar Junior and Sumit missed from the one-on-one penalty shoot-out situation.India missed out on a chance to become six-time Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament champions.last_img read more