An Inishowen man has been honoured at the prestigious National Bravery Awards.
Jason McClay’s parents accepted the award on his behalf at a ceremony last week at Farmleigh House in Dublin.
Jason was honoured for his bravery on the night of June 2nd, 2012, when a car crashed through a barbed wire fence and down a 40 foot embankment, coming to rest in the Crana River.
Jason, who was then 19-years-old, went to investigate the noise.
He ran to the embankment and scaled down to the vehicle in the river.
In complete darkness and disregarding his own personal safety, Jason assisted in bringing the four occupants of the car individually to the bank of the river.
They all escaped with minor injuries.
Jason, who is currently overseas, was awarded a bronze medal and a certificate of bravery.
Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett, TD, presented 21 awards in all for outstanding acts of bravery at a national ceremony.