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Another of the international rescue team, who flew into Chiang Rai last month to assist with the cave rescue, has been honoured.

Richard Stanton, one of the British cave divers involved in the risky Tham Luang rescue operation, has been bestowed with the Coventry Award of Merit. The award was made in his home town of Coventry, where he lives.

The Coventry town is also granting him the local Good Citizen Award for his act of heroism in Thailand.

The Coventry Award of Merits was granted in honour of residents of Coventry for their efforts in contributing for the betterment of society. The BBC Thai reported that Coventry administrator George Dakkins hailed Stanton as a “real hero”, saying that the Tham Luang rescue operation has captured the attention of people worldwide who waited anxiously for its outcome.

As a citizen of Coventry, he said the people of Coventry was proud of Stanton as one of the important rescuers from his town and that the former fireman was an inspiration for the people of the town.

SOURCES: BBC Thai

 

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