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Nov 21, 2014

Holyhead sailor's heroic plunge

Seaman Thomas Hughes, who was born 200 years ago, was on his ship in Holyhead when he saw a woman and her niece, aged 3, fall into the dock's deep water. He jumped ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

into the water and managed to rescue both of them. His courage earned him a medal from the Royal Humane Society but he soon died of heart failure, aged 40. For more of his story and a photo of him, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at Porth Thomas Hughes in Holyhead. Or click here