Worcester Sea Scouts Receive Award for Rescuing Drowning Sheep

For Immediate Release:

25 September 2015


Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]


Brave Act Saves Life and Earns Teens a Hero to Animals Award

Pershore, Worcestershire – After spotting a drowning sheep desperately struggling for her life in the River Avon, Worcester Sea Scouts James Wilkes, Jack Fisher, Darrian Moore and Robert Haines, all aged 13, abandoned their  canoe expedition to save the animal. The teens moved their boat as close as possible to the sheep before grabbing hold of her and steering into the bank. They then jumped into the water and managed to lift the ewe to shore, where she soon joined the rest of her flock. The teens’ courage and quick thinking has caught the attention of international animal-protection charity PETA and earned the Scouts  Hero to Animals awards.

“Thanks to James’, Jack’s, Darrian’s and Robert’s heroic efforts, what could have been a tragedy for the sheep had a happy ending”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “We hope their compassionate action will serve as inspiration to others to help animals in need.”

For their action, each has received a framed certificate and some vegan sweets. A photo of James, Jack and Robert with their awards is available here.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.