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April 27th 2015

Sea Cadet awarded for bravery

Sea Cadet Corps

An 11-year-old Sea Cadet from Leicester has been awarded for his bravery after helping to save his dad’s life after he collapsed from a heart attack.

Josh Williamson, who has been a member of the TS Tiger, Leicester Sea Cadets for nearly ten months now, was able to call upon his Sea Cadet training to keep calm, dial 999 and perform CPR.

When East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) Paramedics arrived on the scene they used the latest automatic chest compression machine to get Josh’s dad’s, heart started again.

The Paramedics were so overwhelmed with Josh’s efforts that they decided to nominate him for a bravery award.

Josh formally received his bravery award from EMAS on 17th. April, at a presentation event held at Glenfield Ambulance Station, Gorse hill, Leicester.

Tim Hargraves, Team Leader at East Midlands Ambulance Service and RAFVR(T) Officer with the Air Cadets said: “Josh should be an example to all children his age. By knowing about CPR he was able to give his dad the best fighting chance of survival.”

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Josh should be an example to all children his age. By knowing about CPR he was able to give his dad the best fighting chance of survival.