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Heroic trio saved man and his dog

Aaron Wise 17th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A TRIO of Pershore High School youngsters who rescued a man and his dog from the River Severn have been rewarded with bravery certificates by the Mayor of Worcester.

The 15-year-olds – Charlotte Whitehead, Callum Strickland and Tom Banks – were invited to a special reception at the Guildhall on Tuesday (September 13), where Coun Paul Denham presented the students with certificates and ceramic plates.

The group, all members of Worcester Canoe Club flew to the aid of a man who had fallen in the river trying to rescue his golden Labrador whilst on a canoe trip in July.

Thanks to the youngsters’ quick thinking and calmness, they managed to put their emergency training into action and were able to get both the man and his dog into the boat and to safety.

The trio, along with family members, were also treated to tea and cakes in the Mayor’s parlour and were given a tour of the Guildhall.

Headteacher Clive Corbett said: “They really are three special young people.

“Above all, they don’t think they did anything particularly special.

“All associated with Pershore High School are so proud of their achievement and this well earned recognition.”