Reliving the News: Brave boys honoured

At the meeting of the Limerick Corporation last night, the Mayor, on behalf of the Royal Humane Society, presented the Certificate on vellum to Scouts Sean Christopher O’Sullivan and John O’Flaherty, of St. Mary’s Troop of Catholic Boy Scouts, in recognition of their bravery in rescuing a young lady from drowning.

At the meeting of the Limerick Corporation last night, the Mayor, on behalf of the Royal Humane Society, presented the Certificate on vellum to Scouts Sean Christopher O’Sullivan and John O’Flaherty, of St. Mary’s Troop of Catholic Boy Scouts, in recognition of their bravery in rescuing a young lady from drowning.

AT GREAT PERSONAL RISK

In making the presentation, the Mayor said that he was very glad indeed that two members of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland should have performed such an heroic act. A young lady, whilst swimming at Corbally last August, got into difficulties, and Scouts O’Sullivan and O’Flaherty, hearing her cries, went to her assistance and brought her safely ashore at great risk to their own lives. Bravery of that kind deserved every recognition and it gave him very great pleasure to be the medium of presenting the Certificates on vellum of the Royal Humane Society to two worthy young citizens (applause).

The Mayor then presented the Certificates to Scouts O’Sullivan and O’Flaherty who stood to attention and gave the salute.

ANOTHER HEROIC ACT

Alderman Reidy, having associated himself with the Mayor’s congratulatory remarks to Scouts O’Sullivan and O’Flaherty, drew attention to the fact that the heroic act of a young lady, Miss Nancy Anderson, who saved a person from drowning at a swimming gala last summer had not yet been recognised, though attention had been directed to the matter on two occasions.

Mr. Bowles said that the difficulty in these matters was one of procuring evidence. Before the Royal Humane Society would give a Certificate they would require evidence and in that connection he thought the Civic Guards would collect the evidence.

Mayor: I am sure the Civic Guards would do that if asked.