Heroic teenager ‘Callum Keane’ (16) is being praised for his bravery after rescuing two 11-year-old boys from the River Boyne.
The incident took place in Navan, Co Meath on Wednesday evening when the two boys got into difficulty while swimming.
Callum told RTÉ Morning Ireland that he heard the boys screaming for help and that his first instinct was to jump in and save them.
The first boy was caught in some reeds in the river, “he seemed to be trying to get to his friend to try and help him … I had to stomp the weeds down for him and he got out easily enough”, Callum stated.
The second boy appeared to be standing on a rock under the water as his head was above the water, Callum described the boy as “really frightened”.
Callum added “fair play to him, I don’t know how he wasn’t swept away as the current was really strong”.
Paramedics and gardaí arrived at the scene as he got to the river bank.
The two boys were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda to be checked over.