The most prized possession of parents are their children. This is probably something that majority of parents out there will not argue about. Hence, one can be certain that parents will be heartbroken if they were to lose their children in any tragic accidents. This was exactly the feeling of the parents of two drowning victims, who died in separate incidents, when they spoke of their devastating loss.
21-year-old Lisa Knight was also pulled from the River Feale on Wednesday morning. Lisa had gone swimming with her boyfriend and another friend on Tuesday night at Powerhouse in Limerick when she got into some troubles. For mother is currently searching for answers about her last few moments. “We just don’t know what happened and we’re trying to find out but all we’re getting is pieces of information,” she explained. According to the man who pulled her out of the river, she had already been warned not to swim there hours before she lost her life. It was also understood that Lisa was left underwater for approximately 40 minutes before she was being discovered. An alarm was raised shortly before midnight on Tuesday. After which, volunteers from the Abbeyfeale District Search and Rescue joined forces with gardai as well as a unit of the fire brigade in the search for her. After Lisa was found, she was taken to the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Limerick. It was there where she was formally pronounced dead.
Abayomi ‘Abby’ Adefabi, a 16-year-old, died at a popular swimming spot on the Liffey. He is the second person in Ireland to drown within the space of just 24 hours. He lost his life during a day out to a popular swimming spot in Celbridge at about 4pm. His body was taken to Blanchardstown. However, he was pronounced dead on arrival. Wale Adefabi, his father, was seen clearly inconsolable. “God gives. God takes. He was a very good son,” he stated. According to Abby’s uncle, his nephew was relatively popular and easygoing. “He was such a good boy and he had great character. I was at the hospital and we heard he might have been pushed into the water. There were a lot of young people there but he was a non-swimmer,” he said. For more of the story, you can check it out here.