On Friday 16th November 2018, Mr Steven Cowan and Mr Shaun Hayes and their families attended an awards dinner at The Spa, Bridlington, having been nominated for the Coastal Hero Award following their going beyond the call of duty on rescuing a woman from the sea whilst away on contract.
Well done Steve and Shaun.
Steven, skipper and Shaun, digger crew, aboard the Harbour Commissioners dredger ‘Gypsey Race’ were on charter to Berwick and came to the rescue of a woman who had fallen from the pier at Berwick Harbour.
The lady had been trying to photograph dolphins and slipped in to the water. Steven and Shaun spotted her in the water and rescued her before the emergency services reached her.
After her ordeal and a short spell in hospital, she returned to Berwick to thank Steven and Shaun for saving her.