Britain's tallest medic becomes human ladder, saves couple
6''8" Lincoln Dodd saved a husband and wife trapped in their bedroom
By Olly Wright
BELMONT, England — Britain’s tallest ambulance worker has been named ‘Paramedic of the Year’ after he used his giant 6ft 8in frame as a human ladder to rescue a couple from an arson attack on their home. Lincoln Dodd, 41, was hailed a national hero after he reached up to save the husband and wife who were trapped in their first-floor bedroom in Belmont, Herefordshire.
Nicknamed ‘Tiny’ by pals, Lincoln managed to lift the pair above the flames after arsonists set fire to their home last September and the couple were able to scramble down his body to the ground. In recognition of his bravery, the former A&E nurse was crowned Paramedic of the Year at the Lincoln received his prestigious award at the House of Lords from Baroness Angela Browning.
Speaking after he received the award Lincoln, who has served as a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service for seven years, said: 'The award was a bit of a bolt out of the blue, but very nice all the same.