Jonathon Lewis gets a bravery award for saving a life
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.”