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Cornish 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla posthumously honoured

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A man from Cornwall who died helping to save thousands of lives during the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks in New York has been posthumously honoured at the White House.

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Rick Rescorla - who was originally from Hayle in Cornwall - worked for a bank based in the south tower.

He evacuated more than 2,500 employees on 11 September 2001 before returning inside - but his body was never found.

His widow Susan accepted the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Donald Trump.

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Mr Rescorla sang Cornish songs as he led people out of the World Trade Center.

In April, he had a new train named after him.