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UK Firefighter Awarded For Lifesaving Act In Saint Lucia


A United Kingdom firefighter on holiday in Saint Lucia who helped to save a French cruise ship visitor from drowning at Reduit Beach has received a Certificate of Commendation.

Helen Reeson received the certificate signed by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Chief Phil Shillito.

“On 8 January, whilst on holiday, you witnessed a person in the water who was in distress, choking from the water and having trouble breathing,” the certificate said

It observed that, without hesitation, Reeson and her brother-in-law pulled the person to shore and administered first aid.

“Your decisive actions not only prevented a potential tragedy but also demonstrated a profound commitment to the well-being of others. Your willingness to risk your safety to rescue someone in distress is a shining example of compassion and humanity,” the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Chief wrote.

He expressed appreciation for Reeson’s heroic efforts, declaring that her bravery was inspiring and highlighting the positive impact one person can make on the lives of others.

Reeson’s efforts to help save the female French cruise ship visitor in Saint Lucia from drowning attracted international coverage.

But in an interview with the BBC, she said she did not see herself as a hero.

“I definitely don’t see myself as a hero, no,”” Reeson declared.

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  1. We said it no one pay heed, who knows the value of their effort are the very one who appreciate it. St. Lucia is packed with numskulls for leaders.

  2. If she was eligible to vote down here or maybe had a red swimsuit on she would hv been recognised by our Waste of a Time Politicians/ Government.

  3. @basil, if people will pay loads of money to come here, go the distance like they did. The minister for tourism didn’t do anything, they went back home and got rewarded. Now when we behave in a manner as if they owe us and do not appreciate the little and be thankful that spells out who we have as leaders, that spells out the culture we have. And to make matter worst off is that the expose the St. Lucia governance of poor service to its people more so the life saving even was all foreigners visiting here. I mean if people have to boycott this banana republic there are the very little things that turn into big ones, and the fools we have at present ain going to do better for their country. Never believe a word that comes out from their mouth, let the ones remain delusional and to be fooled.

  4. Well we don’t even reward our own so it’s not a different feeling with the Minister of Tourism not taking front. The bible speaks about love as there is no greater love than laying one’s life for someone. Well done you two. God will certainly reward you for your kindness.


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