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Courageous lifesavers to be honoured at awards night
9:30am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
TWO men who risked life and limb to save others will be honoured tonight for their acts of bravery.
In July, artist Preston Likely, 42, of Littlemore, climbed a drainpipe to rescue a two-year-old child who had climbed a ladder onto the roof at the Tree Hotel, Iffley.
Mr Likely kept hold of the child until firefighters arrived, as the tot’s desperate mother also attempted to rescue the boy before getting stuck.
The second to be honoured is painter and decorator Mick Boswell. In November, the resident of Cowley Road, Littlemore, heard his neighbour screaming. He investigated and saw smoke billowing through the door of the flat.
The quick-thinking 49-year-old used a hammer to smash the glass in the door, get inside and haul the terrified woman to safety.
Chief Fire Officer David Etheridge praised both men. He said: “I am honoured to hand out these commendations to members of the public who have shown selfless courage.”
The awards will be handed out tonight at the Oxfordshire Fire Service headquarters in Sterling Road, Kidlington, at 7.30pm.
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