Humberside

Hull fireman who resuscitated dog shortlisted for award

Mick Dunn with Sunny
Image caption Mike Dunn held Sunny's snout while blowing through her nostrils

A fireman from Hull who saved a dog by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on it for 30 minutes has been shortlisted for a national award.

Mick Dunn from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service revived Sunny after she was pulled from a fire at a Hull property.

Mr Dunn has been shortlisted for the Dog's Best Friend Award in the Dogs Trust Honours.

He said it was an "honour" and was pleased Sunny had made a full recovery.

Fire crews from three stations in the area were called to the Silverdale Road property on 16 March after an unattended pan on the cooker caused the fire.

Mr Dunn - who held Sunny's snout while blowing into her nostrils - said he was "just doing my duty and many other firefighters would have done the same".

"I am still in touch with Sunny's owners so I keep track of her progress," he said.

Sunny's owners, Ken and Beryl Honeyball, said the fireman was a "hero" and should be given a medal.

A panel including actor Martin Freeman and presenters Graham Norton and Nicky Campbell will select and announce the winners at an awards ceremony in London on 1 June.

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