Awards recog­nise Man­durah brav­ery

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

OUT­STAND­ING acts of brav­ery were again recog­nised at the 2018 Royal Life Sav­ing Brav­ery Awards in Perth when 45 he­roes were honoured last week.

Among them were Man­durah man Ryan Hill and Bun­bury forester Mark Lush.

Mr Hill jumped into the Peel-Har­vey es­tu­ary last Christ­mas to res­cue one of two in­fants among 13 adults and chil­dren aboard a pon­toon who were thrown into the wa­ter when it cap­sized.

Mr Lush res­cued Man­durah cou­ple De­bra and Kevin O’Meara, who were hik­ing the Bib­bul­mun track when they be­came trapped in a strong cur­rent at a river cross­ing and were in dan­ger of be­ing swept away.

The cou­ple had been in the wa­ter for about an hour when Mr Lush ap­peared on the other side of the river, where he had been check­ing wa­ter lev­els and re­alised he could prob­a­bly reach them.

“I had no choice but to try,’’ he said at the time of the in­ci­dent.

Ryan Hill and Mark Lush with their awards.

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