Heads held high in cri­sis

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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.

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