Gar­daí praised

Irish Examiner - - News -

Two gar­daí who risked their lives to save peo­ple from a burn­ing apart­ment in Mal­low, Co Cork, have been com­mended for their brav­ery.

Garda Liam Philips stayed in­side the apart­ment block with a ca­su­alty while Garda Cathri­ona O’Sul­li­van es­corted an­other to safety, be­fore they both car­ried the un­con­scious man out. They en­tered the build­ing again to evac­u­ate res­i­dents, and also made a fur­ther ef­fort to save two trapped men be­fore be­ing beaten back by thick smoke. Coro­ner for North Cork, Dr Michael Kennedy, said if it wasn’t for their courage, there would have been more fa­tal­i­ties.

He noted how Christo­pher Palmer stopped breath­ing for two min­utes dur­ing his trans­fer to hos­pi­tal be­fore be­ing re­vived, and said the of­fi­cers’ swift ac­tions saved his life.

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