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Snow Heroes leapt to rescue of stranded ambulance and saved villagers from going hungry

PUBLISHED: 11:33 04 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 04 March 2018

Chris Askew used a digger to help free stranded cars and an ambulance. Picture: BONNIE ASKEW

Chris Askew used a digger to help free stranded cars and an ambulance. Picture: BONNIE ASKEW

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A pair of Snow Heroes have been recognised for leaping to the aid of the community.

Snow Hero Chris Askew snaps a selfie while working hard to help the community. Picture: CHRIS ASKEWSnow Hero Chris Askew snaps a selfie while working hard to help the community. Picture: CHRIS ASKEW

Ammie Aldous nominated her father and neighbour for their heroic efforts during last week’s snow storm.

The 27-year-old’s father, Chris Askew, of Wilby haulier firm TG Askew, had his work cut out as a retained fireman but used both jobs to the advantage of stranded folk.

He helped dig out an ambulance after it became stuck in snow on Wednesday night, before escorting fellow Stradbroke crew members back to the station. He made sure the engine could also reach a chimney fire in Horham, as well as clearing roads and digging out stuck cars, before spending much of the weekend ensuring trucks were running and could safely access the company yard on Monday.

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