Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Eddie Kidd son gets award for saving drowning girl

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A young hero with a famous dad who saved a toddler from drowning was among youngsters from Elmbridge recognised at a Surrey Police awards ceremony.
Jack Kidd, 15, of Rydens Avenue, Walton, son of stuntman Eddie Kidd, rescued a three year old girl from drowning in a swimming pool while on holiday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm-El-Sheik last May.
The Rydens School pupil, whose dad was a stunt double for James Bond actors Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, was among 10 winners of the first ever Elmbridge Young Persons of Honour Awards, which celebrates the achievements and bravery of young people on March 3.
Jack's mum, Sarah Pike, said: "The first we heard that Jack had won the award was when a police man turned up on our doorstep. I said to him you'd better tell me what you've done, if you tell me now I won't be cross, but I didn't need to worry as the police officer told me the good news.
''We are so proud of Jack. He did the right thing at the right time and you never know how your child will cope with stress.''

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