Darren receives bravery award

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ST ABBS lifeboatman Darren Crowe was among those to be recognised for their bravery at an awards ceremony last week.

Darren was presented with a St Andrews Award by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Helmsman Darren saved a man’s life when he fell into the sea at St Abbs Head. He persuaded the man to let go of the rock he was holding on to and with the man holding on round Darren’s neck the pair swam to the lifeboat where Darren inflated his lifejacket enabling the other two crew members to haul them to safety.

Four St. Andrew’s Award winners were chosen from 24 brave individuals recognised at the Brave@Heart reception hosted by the Deputy First minister at Edinburgh Castle in October.

Ms Sturgeon, who presented the awards in a ceremony at Bute House, said: “It is a real privilege to meet with these four incredibly courageous people whose actions in the face of danger are an absolute inspiration to us all. Their efforts are being recognised once again at our St Andrew’s Award ceremony.”