Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:<br />
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety present Dean Byrne from Cavan with a Seiko Just In Time Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony.<br />
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport<br />
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Incident occurred in Cavan – Dean Byrne (Cavan)<br />
On the 17th of July 2017, at Killykeen Lake, Dean became alerted to a family in difficulty in the water.  He immediately entered the water, swam to two children and brought them back safely to shore. He then swam back out to a woman who was now weak and in danger of drowning.  He reached her and managed to bring her to the surface.  It was only after successfully bringing her back to shore that he realised that there was another child clinging onto its mother.  Thanks to the quick thinking of Dean, a major tragedy was averted.
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Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety present Dean Byrne from Cavan with a Seiko Just In Time Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Incident occurred in Cavan – Dean Byrne (Cavan)
On the 17th of July 2017, at Killykeen Lake, Dean became alerted to a family in difficulty in the water....
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