Carnegie Hero Kali Allen, left, was presented the Carnegie Medal by Broken Arrow (Okla.) Mayor Craig Thurmond during a June 17, 2019, city council meeting.
In January 2018, Allen attempted to rescue a man who had fallen through ice into a deep, frigid pond. Despite his effort, Allen was unable to grab the man before he submerged. Allen then entered the water and submerged to locate the man, but he could not find him nor could he exit the pond. Responding firefighters arrived and extended ropes to Allen, who secured them around his body and he was pulled to the bank. The man was located later; he drowned.
“Divine intervention put me in the right place, at the right time, and it changed who I am,” said Allen in a June 18, 2019, NewsOn6.com article.
Photo courtesy of the City of Broken Arrow.