Phil Dwyer, Jayden Strickland, Alan Deal and Andy Cronin received the NZ Search & Rescue Gold Award in Parliment on 7th of May, the four were involved in rescuing 10 students off Paritutu Roc.k That day 3 were in the sea and were not found alive.
We thank all the emergency personnel and community for their efforts during this hard time.
Click on the links below which will take you to varying news stories regarding the NZ SAR award.
Top award for rescue of trapped teens – Taranaki Daily News
Heroic rescue efforts honoured – Stuff
Rescue Helicopter workers receive top award – NZ Herald
Rescue teams recognised – Otago Times
Paritutu Rock rescue crew honoured – Newstalk Zb