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East Ham cadet praised for saving sister's life

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 March 2017

Ramanee Harris and his sister

Ramanee Harris and his sister

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A teenage air cadet who could have saved his sister's life has been recognised with a prestigious Jack Petchey award.

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Ramanee Harris, 15, who attends Air Cadets 282 Squadron, East Ham, was nominated for potentially saving his sister’s life when he administered first aid on her as she was choking.

The youngster bagged the award for his bravery and quick thinking during the incident at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award at the Great Hall, in Hornton Street, Kensington on Sunday.

Christopher Booty, East Ham commanding officer, said: “Cadet Harris’ story proves that first aid really does save lives and the Jack Petchey Foundation is proud to have funded the squadron with first aid equipment over the years.”

More than 151 young people from air cadet squadrons across London and Middlesex were presented with awards on the day.

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