Vol­un­teers’ snakebite res­cue dash recog­nised with award

Albany Extra - - News - Saskia Adysti

Den­mark St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teers Sue Mills and Vicky Wil­son re­ceived the club’s Bear Grylls Awards for their heroic ef­forts res­cu­ing the vic­tim of a snakebite last year.

Ms Mills and Ms Wil­son at­tended a snakebite in­ci­dent on the Bib­bul­mun Track in Novem­ber.

Ms Mills said it was nearly im­pos­si­ble to find the lo­ca­tion of the in­jured pa­tient but for the help of Mike Mar­shall, a Den­mark man who lived nearby.

“He gave di­rec­tions to the hut, then fol­lowed the am­bu­lance as far as it could go,” she said.

“He even helped carry the equip­ment and as­sisted the SES and other per­son­nel.

“This award re­ally be­longs to him, for his valu­able as­sis­tance dur­ing the in­ci­dent.”

Ms Mills said she also would like to thank the lo­cal SES and po­lice for their help through­out the res­cue mis­sion.

David Rae, Mike Mar­shall and Vicky Wil­son with the award.

Sue Mills wi t h t he award.

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