Members of Bedford Rowing Club, who saved a mum and baby when they fell into the River Great Ouse are to be awarded for their bravery.
Sasha Andrews and Stephen Reece, who raced to the aid of the pair after they fell into the river on Saturday, February 9, will be recognised by British Rowing at their eastern region meeting in Milton Keynes tonight.
Sasha, who is a safe boat coordinator at Bedford Rowing Club, said: “We are a bit surprised to be honest and it all feels like a bit much. But it’s great that people recognise that we are there and keeping an eye out.”
And Mike Perry, chairman of the club also offered his praise for the pair.
He said: “I was extremely proud that someone from the club happened upon this emergency, obviously Stephen is a paramedic anyway and he was the right person to have on the scene.
“This hasn’t happened to my knowledge before.”
In last week’s Times & Citizen we exclusively reported how Stephen and Sasha rescued a baby in a push chair and its terrified mum from the river close to the rowing club.
The pair had been preparing for that weekend’s Head Of The River race, but rushed to the family after they heard a commotion.
After the incident rowing club members took the mum and tot into the club and made sure they were warm and dry. But no one knows their identity.
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