The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) has won a prestigious award in the United States…
HGSS have won a Swiftwater Rescue Incident Award at the 2015 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards for outstanding achievement during last year’s floods which ravaged eastern Croatia.
“This award honours the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service’s exemplary response during the heaviest rainfall event in 120 years, May 13-18, 2014. Years of training and practice by this team allowed them to safely rescue numerous people throughout the flooded region,” the Higgins & Langley Memorial and Educational fund noted.
The awards are presented to swiftwater and flood rescue experts worldwide in several significant categories, including the Outstanding Achievement Award, Program Development Award, Special Commendation Award, Swiftwater Rescue Incident Award, and the rarely bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards will be presented on 2 October at the annual International Association of Water Rescue Professionals conference in South Bend, Indiana.