first_imgLOCAL heroes Justin Sherin and Garda Con Horan were among 18 people receiving awards in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery at a national ceremony in Farmleigh House, this Friday. Justin Sherin from Ennis Road was awarded a Certificate of Bravery in recognition of his role in a rescue at Honans Quay in August 2010, while former Garda Con Horan was honoured with a Bronze Medal and a Certificate of Bravery for his part in the rescue of a man from the River Shannon in November 2004.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On August 2, 2010 Justin Sheerin entered the River Shannon at Honan’s Quay to rescue a friend who was in difficulties.  Justin was able to hold on to his friend until help arrived.  At the time the river was at high tide, fast flowing and the currents were very strong.  There is no doubt but for the swift actions of Justin this incident may have resulted in the loss of a life.  Justin displayed exceptional courage and put his own life at risk by jumping into the river and pulling his friend to safety.Former Garda Sergeant Con Horan and three Garda colleagues responded to a report that a young man had entered the River Shannon at Clancy Strand on November 21st 2004.  When the man was located at the scene one of the Gardaí threw a life buoy to him but he was unresponsive.  Despite strong currents on the river Con Horan swam out to the youngster and with the assistance of his colleague brought the man to safety at the rivers edge.  Former Sergeant Horan administered CPR and first aid to the injured man who after treatment later made a full recovery in hospital.The honours are awarded by Comhairle na Mire Gaile – the Deeds of Bravery Council – which was established in 1947 to provide for suitable recognition by the State of deeds of bravery.  The awards were presented by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett, TD who said: “These honours are richly deserved and the awards are a fitting tribute and recognise heroic acts by members of the public as well as members of our emergency services, many of whom without regard for their own personal safety, put their lives on the line to help others. WhatsApp Facebook Email Previous articleFinancial boost for 125 talented studentsNext article16 days to highlight violence against women admin Twittercenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsHeroes from Limerick presented with national bravery awardsBy admin – November 25, 2011 914 Print Linkedinlast_img