Rathlin Island memorial bench dedicated

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Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the dedication of a memorial bench on Rathlin Island to all those lost at sea.

The minister had been inspired to provide support for the monument after hearing the story of Vincent Cecil, who died tragically following a boating accident in January 1983.

Before losing his life in the accident, Mr Cecil saved the life of a Department of Agriculture official.

The minister said she hoped the bench “will provide a space for peaceful reflection for Vincent’s family” and others.