Bravery award for paramedic

chris davey and lord lieutenant of derbyshire william tucker
chris davey and lord lieutenant of derbyshire william tucker

HERO paramedic Chris Davey who appeared on our front page last week after saving passenger’s lives when a South American plane crashed has received his bravery award.

The 39-year-old from West Hallam was given the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery Award by Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker at a special ceremony at Ilkeston Town Hall.

Chris and his wife were on board the plane with seven other British tourists and three Venezuelans when it came down in a jungle near South American landmark Angel Falls.

Without a thought for his own safety, stepdad-of-two Chris rescued passengers despite the risk of the wreckage exploding and administered first aid.

Survivors from the crash, which happened in in April last year, joined Chris’s colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and Erewash MP Jessica Lee, in congratulating him at the event on Friday.