Surfer Zoe Lally nominated for award after rescuing three teenagers at Easkey

Sligo County Council is to be called on to accord a civic reception for a Donegal woman who rescued three young people from stormy seas at Easkey, in west Sligo.

Rossnowlagh native Zoe Lally, who’s operations manager with Irish Surfing Association and living in Rathlee, near Easkey, was walking her dog near Easkey Pier at the end of last month when she saw three teenage boys swept into the sea during very dangerous conditions.

She rescued two of the boys by throwing them life buoys but had to enter the water herself and swim in difficult conditions to bring the third to safety.

Independent West Sligo Councillor Michael Clarke said she has been nominated for the honour in recognition of her bravery by the Living in Easkey and Proud (LEAP) group.

Cllr Clarke told Ocean FM News she is certainly deserving of such an honour.

After the incident, Zoe described to Ocean FM News how she managed to get the three boys to safety, which involved swimming against strong current to bring the third boy ashore from rough seas.