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Hero who saved refugees deserves every accolade

Published 04/10/2016

Many of us have looked at the plight of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea in appallingly inadequate vessels and wondered why more is not being done to help them. But Bangor man John Hunter didn't just fume; he decided to do something, and today there are 152 refugees alive because of his bravery in rescuing them from those dangerous waters.

His heroism and his humanity has been recognised by a gallantry commendation presented to him at a ceremony in London. He is a shining example of someone who put his own safety on the line to help others in peril for no other reward than a job well done. That is the stuff of heroes.

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