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Alderney firemen receive Royal Humane Society awards

Alderney Fire Brigade members
Image caption The four firefighters were presented with their awards by Stuart Trought, President of the States of Alderney

Four Alderney firefighters have received Royal Humane Society awards.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark Gaudion, Watch Commander James Clarke and firefighters Matthew Smith and James Vizard were commended for their bravery in dealing with a cliff rescue.

The four were involved in the rescue of a person who had fallen to the bottom of cliffs in the island in 2011.

They were presented with their awards by Stuart Trought, the President of the States of Alderney.

Mr Trought said: "These volunteers, without thinking of themselves, have lived up to the highest standards of professional rescue organisations in the world."

The rescue took place in rough sea and severe weather conditions.

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