Davitt Walsh, the hero of the Buncrana tragedy has posted a touching Facebook post in which he praises Louise, the mother of baby Rioghnach-Ann, and also praises the victims of who drowned and are together now in Heaven.
In the post, the 29-yr-old footballer and trainee barber said that he is looking forward to being a part of the life of the little girl he rescued when he swam to the sticken Audi Q7 on that eventful night.
Rioghnach-Ann’s dad Sean McGrotty managed to pass the infant to Davitt and he somehow managed to swim ashore amid freezing conditions.
In a public message on his Facebook page, the Donegal man thanked all those who have given him strength in the recent days to help him cope with the tragedy.
He also paid tribute to the baby’s mum Louise whom he described as “an exceptional woman.”
“While reflecting today on all that has happened, I would like to say that I am overwhelmed by all the messages and posts that I have received.
“It’s impossible for me to reply to everyone individually but I have read them all
“It’s your kindness and sincerity that has given me great strength and enabled me to cope over these last days.
“So I would like to thank you all so much for this! Louise has been an inspiration to me and a great comfort.
“She is an exceptional woman.”
“Rioghnach-Ann is a beautiful baby and I look forward to being a part of her life and to see her growing up.”
“Sean, Mark, Evan, Ruth and Jodie-Lee are now together in heaven. God Bless R.I.P.”