Ribbon, Medal

A replacement medal ribbon which consists of a wide central vertical band of red. Vertical lines of green and gold are on either side.
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This ribbon is associated with a bravery medal awarded to New Plymouth man Eddie McCutcheon after he rescued 12-year-old Denise MacKie on 22 May 1959. Gale force winds had downed power lines at the entrance to Kawaroa Park and Denise was entangled in the live wires. Eddie heard her screaming and after making sure emergency services were called he kicked the wires out of the way, pulled Denise free using an oilskin coat to protect his hands and performed CPR. Mr McCutcheon later collapsed and was hospitalised as well.
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