A dockmaster from West Somerset who jumped into a harbour to rescue a baby has been awarded for his bravery by the county council. 63 year old George Reeder leapt into the water to save six month old Sam Cooper-Stevens after his pushchair was blown from the quayside in Watchet in January.
A six month old baby has had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.
The pram Sam Cooper Stevens was in was blown into the harbour by a gust of wind. The dockmaster heard screams and jumped in.
Here is an extended interview with dockmaster George Reeder.
The 63-year-old dived into the water at Watchet marina to drag out a buggy after it was blown in by a gust of wind.
Six-month-old Sam Cooper Stevens spent several minutes trapped under the water.
The father of six month old Sam has been telling us of the moment he found out his baby had plunged into Watchet harbour after a gust of wind blew his buggy over the edge.
Martyn Stevens lives locally, with partner Kate Cooper. Sam was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and given CPR by a friend.
This is the photo of six month old Sam Cooper Stevens, who is recovering well at Musgrove Park Hospital after spending several minutes underwater when his buggy fell into Watchet marina.
He was rescued by the dockmaster and given CPR by a family friend before being flown by air ambulance to Taunton.
A baby's had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.
The six month old was pulled from 12 feet of water after his buggy rolled into the harbour.
He was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and taken to hospital where he's described as 'comfortable'.
– Dockmaster George Reeder
The wind caught the buggy and it ended up in the harbour.
I heard the commotion and jumped on the bike to cycle over. When I got there the mum was screaming and I saw the buggy floating.
I jumped in and swam over and turned the buggy over and pulled it over. I was just in the right place at the right time.
Dock master George Reeder has been telling us about how he rescued a six-month-old baby from 12-feet under the water at Watchet Marina...
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited the Somerset town of Watchet today.
The little harbour, between Minehead and Burnham on Sea, is one of only a few refuges for yachts along the often wild West Somerset coast.
The Princess Royal unveiled a plaque marking the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse. She came in her capacity as president of the Royal Yachting Association.
Our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland has been looking at the history of the harbour and the lighthouse - which was once accidentally demolished!
The Princess Royal is in Watchet in West Somerset today.
Princess Anne is visiting in her capacity as president of the Royal Yachting Association. She will unveil a plaque to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the town's lighthouse.
It's 22 feet tall and was built in 1860 to guard the entrance to the marina.