My dog saved my life

Portstewart man Mark Roughan relives his dramatic house fire escape

My dog saved my life

Portstewart man Mark Roughan with his dog Clipper.

Peter Winter


Peter Winter


A PORTSTEWART man has described his dramatic escape from his home moments before it was engulfed in flames.

And Mark Roughan credits his dog Clipper for rousing him from a deep sleep ‘in the nick of time.’

More unusually, he believes his devotion to a musical instrument played a role in his survival.

But his eternal gratitude is reserved for the firefighters who prevented every precious possession being lost and, most of all, a community of friends and neighbours who've rallied round to help him back on his feet.

The drama unfolded in the early hours of January 16 at the 62-year-old former teacher's Prospect Road home.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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