A Yeovilton Royal Marine is recognised for his bravery

Royal Marine awarded George Medal Credit: Royal Navy

A Royal Marine from Yeovilton has been awarded the George Medal for saving the lives of two stranded yachtsmen.

Sgt Anthony Russell is being recognised for his bravery when he winched down in complete darkness and was engulfed in waves, before losing communications in the incident in July 2011.

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