TWO Devizes School pupils have been hailed as heroes by a woman who suffered a bad fall while walking her dog on the canal tow path.

Konnor Smith and Charlie Plumb acted quickly when they saw Patricia Joyner, 69, had suffered serious injuries after taking a tumble on the path near The Wharf, Devizes.

Mrs Joyner was so impressed with the actions of the two 14-year-olds that she contacted school head Phil Bevan to praise them.

She said: "The two boys rushed to my aid. Konnor called an ambulance and then ran to tell my husband. He then waited on the canal bridge to guide the ambulance to me.

"Charlie meanwhile sat and talked to me. I am still in RUH hospital with both arms broken and a suspected knee fracture. Without the help of these wonderful boys I would have been there much longer. I would like you to know, they are a credit to their families and the school. My heartfelt thanks to them."

Mr Bevan was impressed with the two Year 9 boys and said: "We are immensely proud of Charlie and Konnor. They are modest and humble about what they did and just see it as something that anyone would do.

"School will be contacting both boys’ parents to praise them officially for their achievements. They went above and beyond and are indeed a credit to our school."

The drama started on June 3 when the boys saw the lady was in difficulties on the tow path after falling as she walked her dog a short distance from where her boat was moored at the Wharf.

Between them they called an ambulance and also rushed to the moored boat to alert Mrs Joyner's husband.