Joe Rowlands is Pride of Britain's Teenager of Courage after he saved dad's life
Joe Rowlands has won Pride of Britain 's Teenager of Courage award, after he heroically saved his dad's life when their kayak capsized.
On February 22, Joe, then 13, and his dad Paul, 51, took their kayak out for a paddle off Anglesey in North Wales.
They were about a mile and a half from shore when the kayak started to fill with water and capsize.
Paul told Joe to sit on the upturned vessel as he tried to kick it like a float toward a tiny island, Ynys Dulas.
After struggling in the water for 30 minutes, Paul realised that their best chance of survival was to swim for it.
Fearing for their lives, Joe held his dad tightly. Paul says: Joe was very upset and said: If we are going to die, can we please have a kiss?
So, I gave him a kiss, and said: We need to go now, son
Joe managed to reach a cluster of rocks but after so long in the icy water, Paul developed hypothermia and lost consciousness.
Risking his life, Joe dived into the sea and dragged his father on to the rocks. He then performed CPR and mouth-to-mouth until Paul came round.