Bravery award given to Mike Golding for his rescue of Alex Thomson from the Southern Ocean

Mike Golding was awarded a silver medal yesterday by the Royal Humane Society for his rescue in the Southern Ocean last year of Alex Thomson.

The Society is a small charity that exists only to recognise and reward acts of bravery where someone has put their life at risk to save another. By way of explanation, committee member Sir Nigel Southward used such words as selflessness, discomfort, humanity, courage and said heroism required ‘a high level of responsibility’.

Read more about Golding and the award on my blog.