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Last Updated: Friday, 6 January 2006, 20:53 GMT
Sisters save life of diabetic dad
The Evans family
The girls were presented with certificates to honour their actions
Three young girls who saved their diabetic father's life have been honoured by the ambulance service.

Single parent Dermot Evans, from Gillingham, was on the verge of slipping into a coma in his sleep when his daughters rang 999 for help.

Billie-Jo, aged nine, Bobbie, eight, and Manchester, aged six, were hailed as heroes after Billie-Jo took action.

She called for an ambulance while her two sisters kept calm and prepared some food for their father.

'Amazing job'

"I feel proud of myself and really happy that we saved dad's life," Billie-Jo said.

Mr Evans said he had brought the girls up to know all about diabetes and how to deal with it.

The ambulance crew called to the scene said they were a example of how anyone should behave in an emergency.

"These girls did an absolutely amazing job... by calling us and stopping him from going deeper into a coma," said paramedic Ken Wallace.

They were presented with certificates by the Kent Ambulance Service on Friday in honour of their bravery.

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