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« on: March 02, 2015, 04:11:58 PM »
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/former-ayr-united-footballer-stuart-mcgrady-dies-in-sleep-after-scoring-in-match-1.845480#poll

Former Ayr United footballer Stuart McGrady dies in sleep after scoring in match

By Press Association, 2 March 2015 11.52am.
Members of the football community have expressed their shock after the sudden death of a 29-year-old team captain.

It is understood Maybole Juniors player Stuart McGrady passed away in his sleep on Saturday night, hours after scoring for the Ayrshire side.
McGrady had played for Ayr United, Cumnock and Queen's Park before joining Maybole in 2009.
Cumnock Juniors FC said: "Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of former player Stuart McGrady. You will be sadly missed."
Troon FC said: "Shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Maybole FC captain Stuart McGrady.
St Andrews United said: "Our thoughts are with Maybole FC and the family of their captain Stuart McGrady who passed away last night in his sleep. RIP Stuart."
Maybole FC's website featured a photograph of Mr McGrady celebrating with his team-mates on the pitch.
The side beat Ardeer Thistle 3-0 away at Old Quarry Road on Saturday. Ardeer offered their condolences to the player's family along with a host of others clubs.
In an online football forum, McGrady, who lived in Ayr and worked for a shoe retailer, was described as "one of the good guys in football", "a cracking player" and "a nice guy from a nice family".
One user wrote: "Absolutely devastated about Stuart. After playing with him and then being part of the coaching team at Maybole till earlier this season, I can't speak highly enough of Stuart as a guy both on and off the park.
"My thoughts are with his partner Mandy and all his family. You won't be forgotten mate."
In a "Meet My Mates" article for the Sun newspaper in 2012, McGrady described himself as "Mr Versatile as I've played every position for Maybole, including keeper. Definitely the biggest moaner at the club. I'm the instigator for most nights out but the boys are never far behind."
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_McGrady

Stuart Ian McGrady (8 April 1985 – 1 March 2015) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Ayr United, Cumnock Juniors, Queen's Park and Maybole.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »
http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2015/0302/683876-tony-reddin/

Hurling great Tony Reddin passes away

Updated: Monday, 02 Mar 2015 17:39

Former Tipperary All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Tony Reddin has died, aged 95.

Reddin won three successive All-Ireland medals with the Premier County in 1949, 1950 and 1951 as well as five National League medals.

Galway-born Reddin, who began his career in Galway with Mullagh before joining Tipperary club Lorrha-Dorrha, was picked as goalkeeper for both the Hurling Team of the Century in 1984 and also on the Hurling Team of the Millennium in 2000.

Paying tribute to Reddin, Tipperary county board chairman Michael Bourke said: "The name of Tony Reddin will go down in hurling folklore as one of hurling’s legends.

“His achievements list high among the greats not only of his own era, but also of those of modern times.”
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 12:42:53 PM »
Yowbarb note: Amazing story of survival. So glad this young man is alive and well!
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/europe/scotland-surfer-survives/index.html

Surfer found alive, clinging to board after 32 hours at sea

By Hilary Clarke
Updated 7:58 AM ET, Tue May 2, 2017

(CNN)A young Scottish surfer is recovering in hospital having survived 32 hours alone in the cold Irish sea, according to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Matthew Bryce, 22, from Glasgow, had not been seen since he left to go surfing off the northwest coast of Scotland on Sunday morning.
He went into the water shortly before noon and was adrift until a rescue helicopter run by the Belfast coastguard found him clinging to his surfboard 13 miles off the Scottish coast on Monday evening.

Relatives alerted the authorities that he was missing on Monday lunchtime after he failed to turn up for an appointment with a friend on Sunday evening, rescue services said. The search operation took seven hours.

"Hope was fading of finding the surfer safe and well after such a long period in the water and with nightfall approaching we were gravely concerned," said Dawn Petrie at Belfast Coastguard Operations Centre who co-ordinated the search.
She said Bryce was suffering from hypothermia but was otherwise conscious.
"He had a thick wetsuit on with a hood and boots and he stuck with the surfboard. All those things helped him to survive," Alex Smith,Maritime Operations Controller with the Belfast coastguard.

Smith said Bryce drifted out so far because of the strong tide that runs up into the Atlantic Ocean. There was also a strong breeze on Sunday and Monday, he said.
After he was plucked from the sea Bryce was flown to a hospital in Belfast where he is now recovering from his ordeal.   
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 12:57:46 PM »
Video and a little more info  Click the links: 

Rescued surfer Matthew Bryce: 'I was convinced I would die' - BBC News
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/europe/scotland-surfer-survives/index.html

Surfer found alive, clinging to board after 32 hours at sea

Matthew Bryce survived the cold because of his thick wetsuit

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Dramatic moment a Coastguard helicopter rescues surfer who spent more than 30 hours in the water.
The surfer, who was wearing a full wetsuit which probably saved his life, was plucked from the water by the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Prestwick yesterday evening (Monday 1 May) at around 7.30pm after being reported missing on Sunday.
CGOC Belfast Coastguard coordinated the search for the missing surfer who left to go surfing from Machrihanish beach near Campbeltown on Sunday and didn't return. A massive search operation was launched involving Coastguard Rescue Teams from Campbeltown, Southend, Gigha, Tarbert and Port Ellen, RNLI lifeboats from Campbeltown, Islay and Red Bay as well as the Coastguard Rescue helicopter.
Dawn Petrie at Belfast Coastguard Operations Centre who was coordinating the search this evening said,
"Hope was fading of finding the surfer safe and well after such a long period in the water and with nightfall approaching we were gravely concerned but at 7.30pm tonight, the crew on the Coastguard rescue helicopter were delighted when they located the man still with his surf board and 13 miles off the coast.
He was kitted out with all the right clothing including a thick neoprene suit and this must have helped him to survive for so long at sea. He is hypothermic but conscious and has been flown to hospital in Belfast"