Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Catherine Kinyua

Carnegie Hero Catherine KinyuaBoston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, left, presents Carnegie Hero Catherine Kinyua with the Carnegie Medal on Nov. 19 in Walsh’s office. Kinyua helped save a 32-year-old man from drowning in the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 30, 2016. Following another rescuer, Kinyua, then 24, climbed over a highway railing to a ledge and jumped into the river, where the man had been floating face down. With the other rescuer, Kinyua helped to hold the man against a bulkhead while treading water until police arrived in a boat.

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