Mother of Girl Who Sustained Life-Changing Brain Injury Makes Special Plea

( – The mother of a girl who sustained life-changing injuries due to being trapped under water for several minutes after a rowing boat capsized, said she hopes the tragic incident will focus attention on safety guidelines at rowing clubs around the country.

Sharon Mulcahy said her daughter, Amy (15), has made a miraculous recovery despite suffering brain damage and temporary paralysis after going into cardiac arrest following the incident in Limerick in February 2019.

Amy was one of five children aged between 12 and 13, who were on board an Olympic-style rowing boat that was swept towards Thomond Weir, Limerick, and then capsized during a activity organised by the Athlunkard Boat Club, Limerick. CONTINUE