Family will be 'forever thankful' after fire heroes rescued brother
THE FAMILY of a Frome man who was saved from a house fire want to publicly thank the two young men who saved his life.
The man's brother, Steve Norwell, and his wife Marilyn, of Critchill Road, Frome, contacted the Frome Standard after reading about the heroic efforts of Luke Bolster, 23, and Charlie Cox, 20, in the paper earlier this month.
The pair rescued Colin Norwell from his flat in Cranmore Court, Frome, after the cooker in his kitchen caught fire and were praised by the police for their actions.
Luke and Charlie were sat in Mr Bolster's flat in Cranmore Court, Frome, playing guitar and watching television at about 5pm when they realised they could hear a fire alarm going off and went to investigate.
When they realised what was going on they sprung into action.
Steve Norwell, 60, said he had not managed to get hold of Luke or Charlie yet but wanted to say a big thanks for what they did.
He said: "We'd like to thank the two young men for being there and doing what they did at the time.
"It could well have been a very different story if it was not for their actions and they are both very brave and courageous young men.
"My brother Colin is back home, doing OK and we are keeping a close eye on him."
Mrs Norwell agreed and said the young men should be very proud of themselves.
She said: "They can be very proud of themselves and their families should be as well.
"It must have been a very scary situation but they didn't think of their own safety, they just did it and that is to be commended.
"Young people get a raw deal in society today so we hope their actions will help people to think more positively.
"What they did was absolutely amazing and we will be forever thankful."