Shy Bonnybridge and Grangemouth rescue heroes get awards

TWO heroes who carried out daring rescues have been given bravery awards.

A dad-of-one pulled an elderly man from a car submerged in a canal, while a dock worker held on to a teenage girl to stop her from drowning until help arrived to drag her to safety.

The pair received Royal Humane Society commendations at a special

ceremony in Stirling on Tuesday.

Chris Byrne (32), of Bonnybridge, and Robert Sutherland (57), from

Grangemouth, were given their awards by Central Scotland Chief Constable

Kevin Smith.

The drama for Chris began last April 12 when he was returning to his home after an early evening visit to the park with his wife

Claire (28) and son Finlay (2).

As they drove towards the Forth and Clyde Canal at Bridge Street, he noticed a line of parked cars.

For the full story read The Falkirk Herald.