Heads held high in crisis
PEOPLE involved in saving lives in incidents in Gabbadah, Edgewater, Jurien Bay, Landsdale and Bali were among the 45 recipients at the 2018 Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards yesterday.
The Royal Life Saving Society WA, in a ceremony at Kings Park, honoured Yanchep boy Harrison Jory, who saw his friend suffer a seizure in the swimming pool at a 10th birthday party in Gabbadah in 2017, and rescued him, saving his life.
Milla Fearnall also received an award for noticing her sister Indy had fallen in the water and was struggling to surface while the family was at the beach in Jurien Bay.
The five-year-old raced over to her sister and pulled her up, holding her head out of the water while calling for their parents.
Recipients Dan Holman and Marie MacDonald saw a man thrown from his motorcycle in peak-hour traffic on the Mitchell Freeway in Edgewater, dragging the man to safety and performing lifesaving CPR on the roadside.
During a group bike ride in Landsdale, Magnus Rudisele, Tom Pawikowski, David Thompson and Marty Calley performed CPR on their friend Paul, who had suffered a sudden heart attack.
Their quick response and CPR training saved Paul’s life.
Wanneroo Aquamotion lifeguard Emma Mercuri performed lifesaving CPR on a young boy submerged under water in a pool at a water park in Bali.
Society chief executive Peter Leaversuch said all displayed great courage, empathy and initiative.
d479772 Harrison Jory and Noah Lekias.