Buncrana mother Louise James and Davitt Walsh ran the Belfast Marathon in memory of her son 5 years ago

Buncrana mother Louise James and Davitt Walsh ran the Belfast Marathon in memory of her son

It has been over a month since the tragic deaths of five family members when their car slipped into Lough Swilly off Buncrana pier.

Five members of the same family perished in the tragedy, with the sole survivor being baby Rioghnach Ann, rescued by footballer Davitt Walsh from the sinking car.

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Sean McGrotty (49), his young sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels (59) and her daughter Jodi Lee Daniels (14) all lost their lives in the tragedy.

Louise James, mother of Rioghnach-Ann, Mark and Evan, who also lost her husband, mother and sister in the tragedy teamed up with the man who saved her infant daughter in a special way today.

James and Walsh, along with 100 other volunteers ran the Belfast City Marathon today, in memory of Evan who suffered from muscular dystrophy.

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According to Belfast Live, Louise stated:

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“I want to thank every single person who took part to remember Evan, whether you ran the race or have put your hand in your pocket to donate. You did something remarkable in his name and to celebrate his life. I know he would be proud."

What a beautiful gesture and display of strength.