A number of Manitobans have been recognized by the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba for coming to the aid of people, many of whom they didn’t even know.
The awards were presented last week at the Annual Rescue and Honour Awards service at Government House.
Among those honoured with the Rescue Commendation Award were 3 young girls from Grand Rapids.
Jaylynn Chartier, Phoenix Chartier and Eden Rose Walker were playing near the Saskatchewan River last July when they saw a 5-year-old girl floating face down in the water.
They managed to get her out of the water and while one girl went for help, the other two performed CPR, having learned it from watching a movie.
The girl survived and made a full recovery.