St John volunteers commended for saving man's life

PUBLISHED: 09:38 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:46 15 June 2010

FOUR members of St John Ambulance in Honiton have received a Commander s Commendation after they saved a man s life.

FOUR members of St John Ambulance in Honiton have received a Commander's Commendation after they saved a man's life.

They resuscitated Ron Williamson, of Plymouth, after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a banger racing event at Smeatharpe.

Scott McKenzie, Alison McKenzie, Terry Chalmers and Richard Steggall received their awards from County Commissioner Steve Wilcox during a presentation ceremony, held in Honiton last night.

Mr Williamson attended the ceremony to personally offer his thanks.

During the evening, other awards were presented - including the coveted Grand Prior Award to Hannah Morphey.

Long-serving St John Ambulance area superintendent Fred Hansford was presented with gifts during the event to mark his retirement.

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