Worthing College students are good samaritans

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A GROUP of Worthing teenagers have been praised for their heroic actions in helping an injured elderly man.

A GROUP of Worthing teenagers have been praised for their heroic actions in helping an injured elderly man.

The quick thinking of three boys from Worthing College, who stepped in to help an 82-year-old man after he was knocked from his bike, was hailed this week by the college.

Billy Ross, 17, Grant Wright, 17 and friend Josh Dann witnessed the collision near The Strand roundabout, near The Boulevard, on March 31, and did not hesitate help.

Billy, who is trained in first aid, said: “We were on the other side of the road when we heard the man collide with a car. I spoke to my friend, Grant, and then we all rushed to help.”

The level-headed boys called the emergency services and then went to work on freeing the elderly man from his bike.

The three Samaritans were joined by nurse Heidi Alexander, who was dropping her daughter off at the college.

She said: “The boys did everything I asked of them and helped me support the injured man’s limbs whilst dressings were applied. They behaved like gentlemen and were a credit to themselves, their families and the college.”

The boys were presented with book tokens worth £25 during an award ceremony at the college on Friday.