‘Heroic’ Clevedon student goes extra mile for walker
12:00 16 February 2017
A Clevedon student has been branded a ‘hero’ for saving a dog after a mile-long chase in sub-zero temperatures.
Year 10 pupil Bradley Seaman was on a geography field trip in Clifton when he saw a woman’s dog had escaped its lead to chase a fox.
While bystanders looked on Bradley instinctively gave chase to three-year-old Bailey, eventually catching him on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
He then returned the Pug Chihuahua to owner Dr Caroline Rond, but not before also helping a 78-year-old man who had slipped in the icy conditions back to his feet.
Bradley, who dreams of becoming a vet, said: “It was very icy but I didn’t give it any thought at all.
“I instinctively stuffed my geography notepad and pen in my pocket and gave chase.
“I ran as fast as I could round street after street.
“I couldn’t see him most of the time but just kept running until I found him.
“I would not have slept if I had not chased him.
“I am delighted he is OK and back with his owners.
Dr Rond, a professional psychiatrist, added: “Bradley is absolutely awesome – a real hero.
“We are indebted to him forever.
“Bailey is really like my child and I can’t thank Bradley enough.
“Not only was it selfless and kind but it was humanitarian.
“He really is a hero and is welcome to our house and to take Bailey for walks anytime.”
Headteacher Jim Smith also paid tribute to Bradley’s determination and bravery.
He said: “We encourage our students to be kind and be brilliant, and this is a perfect example of this in action.
“We are so proud of him.”