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Ambulance crews scoop top awards

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The crews took the casualties to the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Six ambulance crew members from Cornwall and Devon have been presented with national awards for their work.

The Ambulance Service Institute gave five clinicians the Special Incident Award for attending a double shooting in Truro in September 2008.

Hannah Dobinson from Brixham won Technician of the Year for rescuing a patient from a burning building.

They were presented with their awards at a ceremony at the House of Commons in London.

Alan Mitchell, Daniel Griffiths, Steve Gough, Andy Williams and David Mchenry were the Truro based ambulance crews sent to the scene of a double shooting in September 2008.

'Unsung heroes'

They found one man dead, a woman with gun shot wounds and several other people injured.

The didn't know whether the gunman was still at the scene.

David Mchenry said: "It was quite an horrific incident in as much as everybody else was there, it was stressful for the family especially."

The Ambulance Service Institute awarded the five men the Special Incident Award.

David said: "We basically feel that we're unsung heroes... to have an award of this magnitude delivered by an MP, it makes you feel very proud."

Hannah Dobinson was attending an incident involving a suspected drug overdose, when the patient she was going to treat set fire to the property.

She went into the burning building and pulled the casualty out.



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