‘I look forward to seeing Rioghnach-Ann grow up’ - Davitt Walsh

Buncrana hero Davitt Walsh holds baby Rioghnach-Ann after meeting her and mum Louise this weet. Davitt rescued the baby girl from her fathers sinking car in Buncrana harbour last Sunday evening.
Buncrana hero Davitt Walsh holds baby Rioghnach-Ann after meeting her and mum Louise this weet. Davitt rescued the baby girl from her fathers sinking car in Buncrana harbour last Sunday evening.

The man who saved baby Rioghnach-Ann from the Lough Swilly two weeks ago, says he looks forward to seeing her grow up and being a part of her life.

Posting on his own facebook page, hero Davitt Walsh described Louise James as an exceptional woman, an inspiration and a great comfort.

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,” she said.

“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”