British Red Cross award for Ten Tors team
A group of students who gave first aid to a friend before helping hundreds of others cross a river safely while taking on the annual Ten Tors challenge, have won an award.
The six 17-year-olds from Truro College received the first aid award in the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards last weekend.
The group – Alex Davis, Anna Covey, Kieran Trerise, Ed Matthews, Tom Lowe and Amy Meeson were among 2,400 young people taking part in Ten Tors on Dartmoor this May.
They got in to trouble when Ms Meeson slipped while crossing a river in atrocious weather conditions and cut her knee on a rock.
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Mr Davis, who is a Red Cross event first aider, improvised using a tampon as an improvised dressing after the wound bled through its first two dressings.
The group then stayed behind to help hundreds of others cross the river while they waited for Ms Meeson to be evacuated by helicopter.
Brigadier Piers Hankinson, director of Ten Tors, praised the group. He said: "In the spirit and ethos of the Ten Tors Challenge it is excellent that this team helped an injured colleague in this way and also assisted other teams to continue the event."