Four valiant north-east army cadets have been recognised for their bravery at an awards ceremony.
Cadets Jordan Anderson, Katlyn Wilson and Shannon Wilson of The 2nd Battalion The Highlanders, Army Cadet Force (ACF) received certificates at an annual cadet camping trip.
Fellow cadet Iona Robertson was also presented with an award for her quick-thinking skills.
The trio were with friends on July 11 2017 when they saw a man jump into Macduff harbour.
Seeing that the man was in difficulty, Jordan, 16, got into the water to assist him.
Despite injuring himself, Jordan was able to rescue the man by towing him to safety using a lifebelt. At that point paramedics and the coastguard took him from the water.
Jordan’s fellow cadets, Katlyn, 16, and Shannon, 14, remained onshore and used their first aid skills to comfort the victim’s partner who had gone into shock.
During yesterday’s ceremony, which took place during the camping event at Garelochhead, near Helensburgh, Jordan was presented with a Testimonial on Vellum from the Royal Humane Society, while Katlyn and Shannon both received certificates of commendation.
For Cadet Sergeant Major Iona Robertson, 17, it was also the first aid skills she had learned at ACF that helped to save a life.
Iona has been attending a meeting of the Portsoy and District Community Council when another member was taken ill, suffering a suspected heart attack.
Although she was the youngest person at the meeting, Iona administered appropriate first aid.
For her heroic actions, the teen was presented with the Army Cadet Association’s certificate of Praiseworthy First Aid.
She said: “I was on the edge of my seat in the meeting but eventually I went into first aid mode, and I knew what I had to do though it was definitely a relief when the emergency services arrived.
“Learning first aid with the cadets has really sparked an interest in healthcare for me and I’m due to start studying medicine at Glasgow in September.”