Royal Navy Pilot Gets Air Force Cross For Rescuing Lost Hiker

Craig Sweeney - Royal Navy Pilot Gets Air Force Cross For Rescuing Lost Hiker

Craig Sweeney – Royal Navy Pilot Gets Air Force Cross For Rescuing Lost Hiker

Sometimes you get a hero who does heroic deeds on a nearly daily basis, thanks to the courageous work that they have to carry out as part of their job. And although this is the case in this instance, its a shame to think that Craig Sweeney was only doing his job on the day of December 18th 2011.

A hiker had got lost and wandered off the track whilst trying to climb a mountain in Argyll a few December”s ago, and was stranded at 937m it pitch black darkness whilst the temperatures around him plummeted rapidly. With a broken ankle it was unlikely that he”d be able casino to survive the night if it wasn”t for the intervention of the Royal Navy rescue group.

Led by Sweeney, the 38 year old, who has a wife and 3 children of his own, sprung into action without thinking of the consequences. What was already a hugely dangerous operation was made even more so by the worsening conditions and impossible job of tracking the stricken walker down.

The Royal Navy Pilot managed to find Mr Bradley, a lecturer from University, and led him to safety along with his group of 3 Royal Navy colleagues. Without his quick, selfless thinking its pretty certain that the hiker wouldn”t have survived, and so its clear to see that the heroic actions of Craig Sweeney were the difference between life and death in this situation.

Author:

 Matt Tutt

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