- West Country (W)
- 4 updates
Members of an RNLI flood rescue team have been awarded gallantry medals for their part in rescuing a woman swept from her car in last December's floods. Vanessa Glover was found clinging to a tree near Umberleigh in north Devon after the car she was in became swamped.
Two brothers from Newquay, David and Martin Marney, will receive awards from the Royal Humane Society today. They rescued a woman who was drowning off Fistral Beach in Newquay last October. They stayed with her for 20 minutes until she was picked up by a lifeboat.
RNLI crews will be given bravery awards today for their part in dramatic rescues off the south west coast.
The organisation's flood rescue team rescued a woman trapped in a tree in North Devon and the Port Isaac lifeboat saved a fisherman who was swept into the sea in treacherous conditions.