Ryan Quinn called on father to help

Ryan Quinn, whas murdered in Portrush last year.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.
Ryan Quinn, whas murdered in Portrush last year.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

THE Coleraine teenager who died after being trapped on the railway in front of an oncoming train, made a frantic phone call to his father before he was killed.

An inquest into Ryan Quinn’s death was held in Coleraine on Thursday.

The 14 year old died when his knuckle became jammed in a cattle grid and he was struck by the Coleraine to Portrush train back in January 2009.

The inquest was told by his father, Ivan, that his son was chased onto the line after being attacked at a Portrush bar.

He said his son became hysterical, begging him to come quickly.

A pathologist’s report said he had bruising to his left hand consistent with being stuck in a cattle grid.

A train driver said he had seen a figure running away from the lines minutes before the boy was struck.

The coroner found that Ryan had died from multiple injuries after being hit by a train.

For full story see Tuesday’s Coleraine Times