Carnegie Medal presentation to Hiedi Johnston

Carnegie Medal presentation to Hiedi JohnstonIn a screenshot of a Nov. 16, 2021, board meeting, Hiedi Johnston, of Willow Creek, California, displays the Carnegie Medal for the Humboldt County supervisors, who recognized Johnston. Johnston helped save a 78-year-old man from drowning after his truck entered the 51-degree Humboldt Bay near Eureka, California, on Jan. 2, 2021. Johnston swam to the truck’s driver’s door, partially entered through the window opening and pulled the man from the truck shortly before it submerged completely. The man was treated at a hospital. “Thanks for showing us and the rest of the community how it’s done,” said Supervisor Steve Madrone. “You don’t even think twice, diving into that cold water. That’s just so amazing.” Photo courtesy of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors