Jonathon Lewis gets a brav­ery award for sav­ing a life

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

WHEN JONATHON Lewis went on a scuba dive with his friends ear­lier this year, he could not have an­tic­i­pated the night­mare he would face.

Dur­ing the dive, which took place in Devon, Mr Lewis — an ex­pe­ri­enced diver — came across a fel­low­diver who had been in dis- tress and was un­con­scious on the seabed. He lifted him 28 me­tres to safety at the sur­face of the wa­ter, be­fore they were taken to hospi­tal in an emer­gency he­li­copter. Now Mr Lewis, 46, has had his recog­ni­tion, hav­ing been given the Bri­tish SubAqua Club brav­ery award for his hero­ics.

“I was pretty scared,” Mr Lewis, a for­mer JFS pupil, tells Peo­ple. “The guy in ques­tion was a dear friend of mine. He owes me.

“I have been div­ing for 22 years and been in quite a few dodgy sit­u­a­tions, but this was the first time I have ever done a lift on some­one and saved their life.”

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