A group of six teenagers including four students from @EKC__Group in Broadstairs, Canterbury and Sheppey, have been hailed as ‘heroes’ after saving the life of a young man at a railway station in Herne Bay on Saturday 24 October.
Health and Social Care student, Chloe Skinsley, from Broadstairs College, along with Art and Design student, Tia Hancock, from the Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, and Construction students, Jack Williams and Kyle Pattison, from Sheppey College, were among the group of friends that intervened to prevent a suicidal young man from making it onto the tracks.
The group recalled seeing the young man looking distressed on the edge of the opposite platform and rushed to his aid. Their quick thinking and bravery saw them pull the young man back from the edge, holding him until the train passed.
Chief Executive Officer for EKC Group, Graham Razey, said: “Our whole Group community is really proud of these students and their quick thinking which ultimately saved a life. Their emotional intelligence and sense of community spirit should certainly be commended.
“As a Group we seek to imbue all of our students with this sense of community through our programme of social action, and it’s wonderful to see our young people showcase such compassion and empathy for those around them who may be struggling with life. These students have done an amazing thing, and I’m fantastically pleased their efforts have been recognised.”