In this image made from video, surfer Charlie Fry is interviewed as he talks about being attacked by a shark at Avoca Beach, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Fry, a novice surfer, mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws. (Channel 9 Australia via AP)CANBERRA, Australia — A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.The attack Monday afternoon off the Australian coast left Charlie Fry with superficial puncture wounds on his right shoulder and upper arm.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lifeguards spotted the 3-meter (10-foot) shark that attacked Fry close to shore and would use drones on Tuesday to check that it had left the area, Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.Fry said he could not return to the ocean for a week due to his injuries, but “after then, I’ll be racing to get back in.”Fanning was competing at the J-Bay Open in South Africa two years ago when he was knocked off his board by a shark yet escaped unscathed. The video of the attack and Fanning speaking about it has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene A British doctor who arrived in Australia two months ago to work, Fry said Tuesday he had recently watched a YouTube video in which Australian professional surfer Mick Fanning described his famous escape from a great white shark during a surfing competition in 2015.“So when it happened, I was like: ‘Just do what Mick did. Just punch it in the nose,’” Fry told Nine Network television. “So Mick, if you’re watching or listening, I owe you a beer. Thank you very much.”Fry, 25 and a surfing beginner, was in the water with three doctor friends when he was attacked off AvocaBeach, 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of SydneyFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I was out surfing and I got this massive thud on my right-hand side; it completely blindsided me,” Frysaid.“I thought it was a friend goofing around. I turned and I saw this shark come out of the water and breach its head,” he said. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “So I just punched it in the face with my left hand and then managed to scramble back on my board, shout at me friends and luckily a wave came, so I just sort of surfed the wave in,” he added.Fry said he wasn’t conscious of his injured and bleeding arm until he reached the shore.“I didn’t really notice it at the time because when you’re surfing, all I’m thinking was: ‘I’m about to die. I’m literally about to die,’” Fry said.“So I thought … ‘get in as fast as possible, ride the wave for as long as you can and then just start paddling for your life,’” he added.Fry’s friends drove him to Gosford Hospital, where they all worked, to be treated. The beach was closed for 24 hours.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trump hopes swift return of UCLA players detained in China View comments
Hope rice farmers land woes Attorney Anil Nandlall representing the dozens of rice farmers at the Hope Estate, who are being taken to court by Government for failing to pay a unilateral increase in land rents, has objected to the composition of the Rice Assessment Committee was has been established to resolve the matter.Under the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Act, all issues in relation to the recovery or rent of rice lands are governed by the Act which provides for a Rice Assessment Committee to be the tribunal which determines all issues relating to rice lands. The Act also outlines how the Committee should be constituted and the qualifications of those appointed as members of the Committee. These appointments are made by the Agriculture Minister.As such, when the farmers appeared before the Rice Assessment Committee at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on Friday, Attorney Nandlall raised a number of preliminary legal objections on the Committee’s composition.“I objected to the composition of the Committee on the grounds that the persons who constitute the Committee do not possess the qualifications as prescribed by the Act,” Nandlall, a former Attorney General, explained.Nevertheless, he was ordered by the Chairman of the Committee, Attorney Yoganand Persaud, to put his objections into writing and have it delivered to the Committee.The matters have since been adjourned to October 4, for continuation.Earlier this year, the Government had given notice of its intention to repossess land being leased by a number of these farmers at Hope Estate, ECD, for falling behind in their rent last year. In 2015, the farmers were paying $3000 per acre but in the ensuing years, the rents were increased to some $15,000 per acre. The farmers have since been complaining of the burdensome hikes, saying that it will be hard to pay.In a letter seen by Guyana Times, farmers were instructed by Attorney and Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) Chairman Omadatt Chandan to “quit and deliver possession” of their land. But these requests resulted in the farmers and their legal representatives taking a stand.In one case, Khemchan Sukhlall, a tenant of De Hoop, Mahaica, was ordered to hand over 16 acres of rice land situated at Nooten Zuil… all within one month of receiving the notice. The notice, dated January 16, 2018, was signed by Chandan who identified himself as an agent of Hope Estate Coconut Industries Ltd.Back then, Nandlall, who had visited several of the farmers alongside fellow Member of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj, had issued a warning to the Agriculture Ministry via letter; stating that the farmers are protected by the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Act. Section Five (1, d) stipulates that a notice to eviction cannot be issued outside what the Act permits.Nandlall had informed the Ministry that he instructed the farmers to ignore the notice since the law gives them a regime of security of tenure. He had informed the Ministry that its letter is not only premature and precipitous, but it flies in the face of the Act.“In short, rents chargeable for rice lands cannot be increased and a tenant of rice lands cannot be removed from possession except by the procedures outlined by the Act. We are not aware that any such procedures have been initiated or undertaken,” Nandlall stated.Nandlall further explained to Guyana Times that these farmers have been in possession of their land for several years. These lands, he noted, provide the only source of livelihood for them and their families.The Government last month had issue summons for a total of 32 rice farmers; however, not all of them were served. At Friday’s court session, only 12 of the rice farmers appeared before the Committee.In 2016, the Government in a well touted deal had arranged to export rice to Mexico. The Agriculture Ministry subsequently disclosed that 17,000 tonnes of paddy were shipped to Mexico in a deal said to be worth some US$17 million (GY$3 billion), and 43,000 tonnes more will be shipped to the Central American country over the next few months.However, the days of farmers getting premium rates for their paddy crops have since passed, following the end of the PetroCaribe (rice for oil) deal which was cancelled by Venezuela in 2015. Under that arrangement, farmers accrued some $9000 per bag of paddy, but this has been reduced to between $1800 and $2500, depending on location.
The Government recognises there is an increase in violence and criminal activities among youths, and this they believe is mainly attributed to unemployment among our young people.Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George NortonIn an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, said previous research has shown that various behavioural patterns have to do with gainful employment, and whether the youths are constructively employed or are employable.“This”, he said, “plays a major role in delinquent activities, which remain a major issue even after many years of efforts. We still have the problem, and now violence is higher,” he said.Dr. Norton said one of the key projects the administration has undertaken to improve the situation of unemployment is re-establishment of the Guyana Youth Corps, which was launched a few weeks ago at Kuru-Kuru, Linden/Soesdyke Highway.He explained that this is a major project, since it is geared at focusing on NEET (Needs Education Employment and Training).“We deal with the youths that are not in the system of formal education — where they would have gone to primary school, secondary school, or (obtained) tertiary level education, after which they would have been employable — in order to find jobs that are gainful and legal, to make them have a comfortable life,” Dr. Norton stated.He added that, many times, vacancies are advertised asking for years of experience and certain qualifications, and some youths do not meet these requirements, and cannot gain employment.“We’re still dealing with those persons. We are aiming for those who would have dropped out of school, and we have a very high rate of dropouts. We have situations where persons haven’t finished the secondary school, and are unemployable since they are not sufficiently trained; hence they can’t get a job,” he said.Minister Norton pointed out that as a result of this situation, the Ministry is concentrating on offering a lot of vocational training, and a lot of resources and energy are therein being invested.“We are trying to make vocational training at the reach of youths in Guyana,” the minister stated. This will aid in giving youths options, since it has been recognised that there are youths in various communities who are not so capable in literacy and numeracy. Vocational training will offer them an opportunity to reach a certain level, and if they so desire, they can continue in the academic stream.“So, from the Youth Corps, they can end up going for training (at) GTI, GITC and other vocational institutes in the region, and possibly UG,” the Minister noted.He added that from the training the youths will receive from these institutions, they will become employable and work for the level of money that would make their lives comfortable.“And, more importantly, you can get into entrepreneurship and become your own boss. This is what we hope to do. We want to push our young people into this. You can go and receive training; you become employable, or you can start your own business. So this is where we are gearing all our courses,” he said.Minister Norton also pointed out that many of the other ministries have programmes which cater for youth training and empowerment.This is geared at having a comprehensive training programme that is pointing in one direction: vocational training, where youths can reach a common level of being certified and be qualified after examination, thus gaining employment status.“Other than having an ad hoc approach, we are trying to get it organised under one institution or under one ministry. And that is the approach that we have adopted in this national (institution) — the Guyana Youth Corps that we have established,” Norton said.Training at the GYC will focus on a variety of areas in a structured manner. The youths will be involved in apprenticeship programmes wherein they can learn as they work, or work as they learn; and their chances of being employed are much higher than if they are not trained.“It is hoped that getting the youths occupied (at) this level (would) reduce their chances of getting into delinquent activities…hence a reduction in crime and violence,” he said.These youth programmes, the minister noted, have been bearing fruit; and there are success stories. However, he is optimistic that much more value for resources will be achieved when the programmes are better streamlined under the one institution.
Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has told talkSPORT manager Roberto Martinez will go down as a club legend if he guides the team to Europa League glory this season.The Toffees progressed to the competition’s round of 32 as group winners, despite a 1-0 defeat to Russian side Krasnodar at Goodison Park on Thursday night.Claiming top spot in Group H enhanced their chances of making the last-16, as they avoid a metting with the teams dropping down from the Champions League, and Southall insists Everton should make the competition their number one priority as they look to end the club’s long wait for silverware.The Merseyside outfit haven’t won a major trophy since their 1995 FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United, where superstar glovesman Southall was the hero with a series of crucial saves.And the Welshman believes the Spanish boss will etch his name into Everton folklore if they go all the way.“Any silverware Roberto Martinez can stick in the trophy cabinet will make him an Everton legend,” he told The Sports Bar.“It would take a small miracle for us to win the league at the moment and it looks like we’re going to struggle to get into the Champions League, unless we hit some magnificent form after Christmas.“So at the moment our best route to a trophy in the Europa League, so we really need to try and have a good go in this competition.“We need to win a trophy – we’ve gone too long without one – and, when you look at the teams that have gone through from the group stages, we are capable of winning the Europa League.”
0Shares0000Egypt forward Mohamed Salah (L) takes part in a training session at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World CupYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 14 – Egypt coach Hector Cuper said that star striker Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and will almost certainly play against Uruguay in the sides’ World Cup opener on Friday.“We still have to see how training goes today, but I can almost assure you 100 percent that he’ll play, we are all very optimistic that he will be on the pitch,” Cuper announced on Thursday. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The 62-year-old Argentine added: “Salah is very good and he’s recovered very quickly.”Salah, who sustained the injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26, is one of the biggest names at the World Cup and crucial to the north African side’s hopes of making it out of a weak-looking Group A also featuring the hosts and Saudi Arabia.Egypt play Uruguay — tipped by some to be dark horses — in Yekaterinburg in just the second game of the tournament, following Russia against Saudi Arabia in the opening match later Thursday.Salah was one of the outstanding players in the world this season as he helped propel Liverpool to the Champions League final.Salah, who turns 26 on the day of the game, gave 100 million frantic Egyptians a massive boost on Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base.His World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the Champions League final in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground nearly three weeks ago.
Jose Mourinho 1 Jose Mourinho is the Happy One no more after Chelsea’s worst start to a Premier League season in 17 years.The champions go to West Brom on Sunday bidding for a first win of the season after beginning with a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea and 3-0 loss at title rivals Manchester City.“We have one point from two matches. I’m not happy at all,” said Mourinho, before listing those under-performing.“I’m not happy with anyone. I’m not happy with (Branislav) Ivanovic’s form, (Gary) Cahill, John (Terry), Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta), Eden (Hazard), (Cesc) Fabregas, (Nemanja) Matic.“But, for me, the first thing is I’m not happy with my form, because I used to get better results than I’m getting (now).“This is the start of everything.”Mourinho, who described himself as the Happy One on his return to Chelsea two summers ago, is eager for self-improvement as well as collective.“I go to the gym every day now to get fitter,” said Mourinho, who says he went once every six months previously.“Maybe I need more action on the touchline, so I need to be fitter.”The Blues boss this week made efforts to improve Chelsea, convincing Pedro to sign from Barcelona in a one minute conversation. Pedro could make his debut at the Hawthorns.Mourinho became aware of the availability of the Spain forward on Monday and Chelsea signed him for £21million on Thursday, swooping swiftly for a player Manchester United had pursued for around a month.The World Cup winner joined Baba Rahman, a left-back signed from Augsburg, in moving to Chelsea in the wake of the loss at City.“For me, it was one minute,” said Mourinho, before recalling the conversation.“‘Is it true that you want to leave Barcelona?’ ‘Yes, it’s true. I love it here. It’s my home, but it’s time for me to move.’ ‘Did you sign already for another club?’ ‘Almost, but not yet.’ ‘Do you want to come here?’ ‘Yes, I want.’“I told people in the club ‘it’s over to you’. (But) I thought he would never leave Barcelona.”The former Real Madrid boss has acrimonious history with Barcelona.“Maybe I insulted him or he insulted me. But, for football people, that’s not a problem,” Mourinho said.“It’s a problem for non-football people. In football, people forget.”Further signings could follow, if the chance arises before the September 1 deadline.“People used to call it the transfer window. I sometimes call it the opportunity window,” Mourinho added.“While the window is open there is always an opportunity.”
David Ginola has urged in-demand teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe to learn from the mistakes of other young stars and stay at Monaco for at least one more season.The 18-year-old French striker has been linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs this summer following an extraordinary breakthrough season for Monaco.Mbappe fired 24 goals as the principality club beat Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title, and wowed spectators with a series of fine performance in the Champions League, where they reached the semi-finals.Real Madrid and Manchester United are two of the biggest suitors thought to be competing for the youngster’s signature.But ex-France international Ginola has warned the ‘very special’ starlet against leaving Monaco too soon, unlike former team-mate Anthony Martial, insisting that another season with the champions would be beneficial to his career in the long-run.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Ginola said: “Mbappe has everything, already, at a very young age.“He was very consistent for Monaco last season, and that was probably the biggest surprise. We knew of his quality, but he was surprising us every week with technique, his skill, his power and his pace…and I think the best is yet to come.“There have been instances in the past with Anthony Martial moving to Manchester United and honestly, staying another season at Monaco will probably be a good thing for him, just for him to settle at the top level a little bit more.“Sometimes you see young players leaving their home to go somewhere bigger and they didn’t succeed because it’s too complicated and it’s too much pressure.“Kylian Mbappe seems to have the right people around him. His dad and his agent are good advisors, so I guess he’s going to make the right choice.“But the thing is, when there is so much money on the table it’s not only about you, the club would be thinking twice about it.“Apparently they want to put a lot of money on the table to keep him for another year, so we have to wait and see.“We’re talking about Monaco. It’s a great city to live, but it’s not the biggest stadium around and a player like him would have interest in playing for Real Madrid or in the Premier League – for big clubs in big competitions.“Monaco won the league this season and they did great in the Champions League, but Mbappe has so many opportunities in front of him.“It will be a question of choice and he just had to make sure he makes the right one.“He is very special. He is very young and I’m very surprised to see so much maturity from a kid of this age. “For any club to have a player like him upfront – he can change the entire game with just one move.”Listen to talkSPORT’s Interview with David Ginola IN FULL above!
Donegal League Game:Well done to Martin O’Reilly who contributed with a brilliant performance coupled with another goal, Rory Gallagher and all the Donegal team who picked up the win in their game against Cork on Sunday. Under-16 Presentations:The club is holding presentations for the Under-16 Hurlers, Footballers and Camogie players who had success last season. The presentation will take place at the club house on Friday night with an 8.30pm start.Ladies Senior Football:CLG Seán Mac Cumhaills are pleased to announce that Enda Bogle has been appointed as the Senior Ladies Football Manager for 2016. Joining Enda as part of the management structure is Don Browne, Mary Bogle, Muriel Kelly and Eimear Gillooley who is also playing. We would like to wish Enda and his team all the best for the coming season. Due to unforeseen circumstances the senior ladies training will now start on Tuesday the 16th of February and not the 9th as earlier stated.Under-10 Boys Football:Anyone willing to help out for this year’s Under-10s can they please contact Simon on 085 150 3092.Under-12 Boy’s Football:Football for boys born in 2004 and 2005 commences on Wednesday evening at 7pm to 8pm on the astro-turf. Please bring water, gum shield and €2. For any info please contact Noel on 086 602 8868.Croke Park National Draw:Tickets for the Croke Park National Draw are now available. The tickets are €10 each and the first prize is a new car along with other great prizes. All the money the club collects stays in the club so we are hoping for a big push this year. Anyone looking for tickets or looking to return tickets can contact Eddie Walsh on 086 319 7622 or Alan Martin on 086 172 3899 or any senior club member. Registration:Club membership forms for Juvenile, Adult and Family are available from all club coaches/managers and to download from our website (www.seanmaccumhaill.com). The rates are as follows: Juvenile/student is €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2 plus children). Registration is extremely important and non-registration will result in your child not being insured and unable to train or play for the club so please register them. New players are more than welcome. The club will also hold additional registration nights to ensure compliance.Training Schedule:New players to all teams are more than welcome. Training takes place at the club unless otherwise specified. If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on Facebook or sent via text from the team manager. Training will cost €2 once a week, and all players must have their membership paid. Please bring gum shield/helmet and a bottle of water. Training for the following teams is now taking place:Camogie takes place at 5.00pm on Monday and 6pm on Wednesday.Minor Boys Football is at 6.00pm on Monday.Under-12 Boys football is at 7.00pm on Wednesday.Under-14 Girls football is at 6.00pm on Thursday.Hurling for Under-8s and Under-10s and Under-14 Camogie is on Sunday at 12.30pm to 2.00pm.Jerseys:Can all coaches return any sets of jerseys they had last year for their teams as soon as possible please as we take stock of team’s needs for the coming year.Bingo:The Bingo takes place in Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday night with an 8.30pm start for the next 2 weeks. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All are very welcome.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 21 and 24. There were six match three winners: Derick Lynch, John Sweeney, Shay Mc Devitt, Liam Crumlish, Leanne Bogan and Dermot O’Neill who all receive €25. This week’s jackpot is a massive €8,900 and Eugene Gallagher’s team is selling. The club are asking for people to help out by selling lotto’s. This would involve helping to sell 1 week out of every 7 or 8 depending on the amount of teams formed. This is an important source of funding for the club and a great way to help get involved with your club. All help available would be greatly appreciated. If interested please contact Terry O’Reilly on 086 609 5347.Club Shop:The club has club crested shorts, socks, bags and bobble hats for a range of age groups. If anything is needed please get in contact at 087 623 6599. We have approved small sized hurling helmets in club colours with crest now half price at €55.Donegal Yearbook:The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801 for a copy. This is a great book to have to look back on all the events of 2015 filled with pictures and info on each club. Book priced at €12.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS APPOINT ENDA BOGLE AS NEW LADIES MANAGER was last modified: February 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMac CumhaillsSport
Concussion Information Night: Dr Frank Fogarty will give a talk on concussion in the clubhouse on Wednesday night at 9pm. This is a very important topic so we encourage all team managers,committee members and senior players to attend.TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP: Our senior men played Carndonagh in this competition on Saturday evening, final score Urris 2-14 Carm 2-08. ALL COUNTY DIVISION 3 LEAGUE: Our Senior & Reserve men are down to play Fanad in Straid on Saturday March 19th in the first game in division 3 for 2016. CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2016. Adult membership is €25, Student (3rd level and in full time education with Student ID) is €15 and under age is €5 (capped at €20 per family). Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will also have first preference on Donegal tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Please contact Edward Mc Laughlin, John Friel, Nichola Donaghey or any committee member to get your membership. Registration morning in the clubhouse on Saturday morning coming (March 12th) from 10.00am to 12 noon.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday March 3rd: No jackpot winner—numbers drawn 2, 6, 9 & 18. €15 winners:Conor Collins, Tornabratley.John Kerr, CrossconnellBernie Mulhern, Cloontagh.Sara Harkin, Tullagh.AlisonJackpot next week €780.Thanks to all who support us in this weekly draw and to all our lotto sellers in the parish.UNDER AGE TRAINING SCHEDULE:U6 & U8 every Friday from 5.30 to 6.30pm.U10 Girls & Boys every Saturday from 11an to 12pmU12 Boys (U12 girls welcome) every Wednesday from 4 to 5pm.U12 & U14 girls every Thursday evening from 6 to 7pm. All training in the Youth Club, Clonmany. Please wrap up warmly. Please bring €2, bottle of water and gumshields.U16 Boys Training: Every Saturday at 4.00pm on the Astro Turf, please check our Facebook page for venue as this may change. UNDER AGE EASTER DRAW: Tickets are now on sale for our Easter Draw, some good prizes on offer. 1st prize €100 hamper, 2nd prize €50 hamper, easter eggs and chocolates. All funds from these tickets goes towards all under age activities in the club. Tickets €2.CONFIRMATION: CLG Urris wish Good Luck to all the boys & girls in the Parish making their Confirmation on Sunday.URRIS GAA CLUB TO HOST CONCUSSION INFORMATION NIGHT was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportURRIS
This is the tragic picture of heartbroken father Joe Colhoun as he keeps a vigil for his missing son.The tragic 52 year old has walked the shores of the three rivers near Lifford Bridge for almost six weeks hoping for something sighting of his son. David Colhoun, 22, went missing on May 22nd after tried to swim from Strabane to Lifford to escape police after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.Last night Joe, who is known locally as Ruby, says he cannot give up the search for his son.“What else can I do? I cannot just stop looking for him. He has to be out there in the water.“I know he is in there because David would not put us through all this and be somewhere else – he just wouldn’t,” said Joe. More divers are due to attend the search for the missing Lifford man this weekend.“People have been so good to us. We cannot stop now. Everyone – the Foyle Search and Rescue, the Civil Defence, the Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club – all of them have been marvelous.“We have more divers coming in at the weekend. I can only pray that we find him and that I can bring David home and give him a proper burial.“How could I live with myself knowing that my son is at the bottom of that river,” asked Joe.PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLFor more on this tragic story see www.donegaldaily.com/2011/06/28/dad-of-missing-lifford-man-denies-his-son-is-in-hiding/EndsTHE SADDEST WAIT – FATHER’S VIGIL FOR MISSING SON was last modified: June 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:David ColhounJoe ColhounLiffordmissing