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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ryan Quinn, 14 Final call 'Help me daddy, I’m trapped': schoolboy with his hand caught in cattle grid moments before train killed him -14th Apr 2011

A teenager made a frantic last phone call to his father as he lay trapped in front of an oncoming train, an inquest heard.

Ryan Quinn, 14, whose hand was trapped in a cattle grid, said in the tragic cry for help: 'Daddy, you are going to have to come quickly. I cannot get out, my knuckle is stuck.'

But as his father Ivan rushed to the scene the schoolboy was run over by the oncoming train.

Moments before he died, he claimed he had been attacked in a nearby bar and was being chased in Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Police launched a murder investigation following the tragedy in January 2009, but no one has ever been charged due to a lack of evidence.

Ryan was hit by the late-night train travelling from from Coleraine to Portrush and suffered massive injuries.

His father Ivan said in a statement read to Coleraine Coroner's Court said: 'He was starting to get hysterical and the more he got hysterical he was begging me, he was screaming down the phone.'

Although his family are convinced he was murdered, police have been unable to prove how the St Joseph's College, Coleraine, pupil came to be lying on the line when the train hit him.

There are apparently two suspects but the Public Prosecution Service has insufficient evidence to bring a case.

Mr Quinn, speaking from Maghaberry Prison via video link, added: 'My son was not just my son, he was my best friend and I knew him probably better than anybody.'

Train driver Ian Cairns said he believed he had seen somebody running away from the line a split second before the collision. Read More