She was a true hero in every sense of the word. A coast guard volunteer who made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to save others.
The nation was shocked by the story of volunteer Caitríona Lucas earlier this week who lost her life during a rescue operation in Co. Clare.
World-renowned adventurer Bear Grylls was on the Late Late Show lastnight and spoke of the dangers involved with being an outdoor rescue volunteer and how amazing these people are:
A poignant moment's reflection from somebody who knows all about the outdoors and the danger posed by the elements.