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Surrey man honoured for bravery

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Surrey's Kevin Carras received a bravery medal from David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on April 24.
— image credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall

A Surrey man has received a national honour for showing courage in a potentially risky situation.

Kevin Samuel Carras was on a tubing trip with friends on the Skagit River in Hope in July 2011 when one of his buddies became pinned by a log underwater.

Fighting the river’s strong current, Carras managed to free his friend and tow him safely to shore.

He received a Medal of Bravery from Governor General of Canada David Johnston during a ceremony Thursday (April 24) in Ottawa.

Forty two Medals of Bravery were handed out, as well as one Star of Courage.

Created in 1972, the awards recognize people who have risked their lives to protect the lives of others. While the bravery medals are for “acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances,” the courage star is for “acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.”

 

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