Lincolnshire

Ladder climb in memory of Wragby fireman

Fire fighters in part of Lincolnshire have held a 24-hour sponsored ladder climb in memory of a colleague.

Retained firefighter Chris Swift recently lost his seven-month battle with cancer.

Fire fighters from Wragby said they were hoping to climb four times the height of Mount Everest over two sessions held on Saturday and Sunday.

Proceeds will go to the Fire Fighters Charity and St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire.

Neil Johnson, watch manager at Wragby Fire Station, said: "We had planned to do the climb to show our support for Chris in the hope that he was going to be able to watch us.

"Now he's gone we feel it's even more important for us to complete what we had planned.

"Chris was extremely well-liked and is certainly going to be missed. He was part of the team, the sort of guy that it didn't matter what was happening, he always had time for people. Even though he's gone, he won't be forgotten."

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