‘Paddy’ Fearon Died in River Lagan Incident While To Save Another; Funeral
‘Paddy’ Fearon, Patrick The funeral service for a young man who lost his life while trying to save another person from the River Lagan was held in County Armagh.
According to the congregation at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Patrick Fearon “died a hero.” The 30-year-old had just moved to Belfast in order to take a job as a data analyst in the healthcare industry. Police said a man drowned early on Friday morning in Belfast’s Lagan Weir after falling into the water.
Before diving in, Mr. Fearon reportedly dropped a life ring into the water to make sure the other person could reach it. A woman was extricated from the water and sent to the hospital for medical attention.
St. Patrick’s described Mr. Fearon as a brave, kind man with a great sense of humor. He saved his sister Eisha and their dogs from a house fire when he was 14 years old. Fr. Emmanuel Fasakin claimed that Mr. Fearon’s life of “active action” demonstrated his sincere compassion for those around him.
“He was never afraid to express his love for any of his friends and was willing to go to any length to express and act out that love,” the witness stated. Father Fasakin continued by saying that Patrick “died a hero saving a life” and “taught us all a lesson.”
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