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Mario Dimaio Wins Unsung Hero Award

We are delighted that our very own team member, Mario has received an award for Unsung Hero in the Sunday Mail Great Scot 2015 awards.

Mario collecting his award

Mario has been a member of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team for 45 years, 19 of which he held the post of Team Leader.  Over the years Mario has been involved in more than 600 incidents helping save the lives of many people. 

When interviewed for the award, Mario said: “I have been walking the hills for as long as I can remember, so when someone suggested I went along to a mountain rescue meeting as a teenager, I thought why not.  I nipped along and, 45 years later, I’m still here. Being part of the team is my way of putting something back.  I don’t think what I do is heroic – I just see it as my job and I’ll do it for as long as I am fit and healthy”.

Mario and his wife Linda, attended an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow to receive his award, one of four Unsung Heroes.  He was presented with the award by Muriel Gray.  The overall Great Scot 2015 winner was Captain Eric Brown, former Royal Navy officer and test pilot, whose courage has helped make our skies a safer place.

Mario and Captain Eric Brown at the Awards Ceremony in Glasgow

We are very proud of Mario; it is well deserved recognition of his commitment to the Aberdeen Team and to mountain rescue in Scotland and the UK.

See Mario being interviewed http://bit.ly/1QcxV4h and receiving his award http://bit.ly/1kYx626