Dudley teenagers shortlisted for heroes award
Dudley teenagers Louis Price and Jack Goodman have been
shortlisted for a gong at the West Midlands Outstanding
Their nomination for the 'Outstanding Young Citizen
Award' is in recognition of their assistance to the emergency
services in securing the safety of a missing person.
In September last year, the then 13 year old friends assisted
police and ambulance services in locating a high-risk missing
person in Wrens Nest Nature Reserve. The missing person was 15
years old, pregnant and believed to be suicidal.
The teenagers guided police officers to the location of the
missing person and as the daylight was drawing in, supported
ambulance services in navigating the woodland to locate the missing
person who was found to be very distressed and in need of medical
The teenagers, nominated for the award by officers of West
Midlands Police, showed maturity beyond their years recognising
someone in distress and supporting the emergency services to be
able to do their job.
PCSO Faye Cartright of Dudley Police, on nominating the
two teenagers 'Outstanding Young Citizen Award', said:
"The boys showed maturity beyond their years. Not only did
they recognise that someone was in distress and contact the
emergency services, they assisted officers and ambulance services
in getting medical attention to a very vulnerable member of society
very swiftly. Their actions were greatly appreciated and are worthy
Louis and Jack have
previously received the Chief Constable's Young Persons
Louis Price said:
"We were doing something for our homework when we came
across someone who was in need of help… she was on the ground
and we saw blood on her arm. She was in an unresponsive state… she
found it hard to talk.
"After we called the ambulance, we waited for them to come.
It was hard to get to her as it was really muddy ground then. When
the ambulance came, we guided them [ambulance crew] through the
Wrens Nest Nature Reserve to her. We got to the girl and gave her
some water. She'd been there since 8 in the morning and we found
her about 4 in the afternoon.
"We've told quite a few of our friends at school. We're
proud of what we did but we're proud for our families
David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime
"This award is our chance to shine the spotlight on some
outstanding young people. Youngsters who have shown exceptional
judgement and who have stepped up when faced with a crisis
situation. It's our opportunity to say thank you to them."
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday July
6th, 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. There are six
categories being recognised for awards: Outstanding Citizen,
Outstanding Community Project, Outstanding Young Citizen,
Outstanding Act of Good Citizenship, Active Citizens' Fund Project
and Special Recognition Award.