STANTON, Rick, MBE
United Kingdom (1961- )
Last updated: February 5, 2019 at 3:16 am
Cave explorer; leader of Wakulla 2 cave diving expedition (USDCT); rescue specialist; public speaker; British cave diving record at Wookey Hole (2005); member of British Cave Diving Group and Central Committee. Stanton was one of the first two divers to discover and make contact with a group of 13 members of a youth football team after they had been lost in a cave in Thailand in July 2018.
George Medal | New Year Honours (2019)
Pride of Britain Award for Outstanding Bravery (2018)
MBE Award for services to cave diving (2013)
DOXA Diver of the Conference Award (Eurotek 2008)
Order of the British Empire (MBE)
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