Jesse T. Haw helped to save a 12-year-old boy from drowning, Ottawa, Ontario, August 23, 2014. The boy was fishing on rocks in the Ottawa River when he slipped and fell into the water. A man was fishing with the boy and he jumped into the 65-degree water and moved toward the boy. The two shouted for help. Haw, 24, was nearby and heard them shouting. Haw swam out to the man and boy and grasped them. Haw swam backwards with them toward the bank but submerged a few times. Unable to continue to swim with both the boy and the man, Haw and the man separated and the man was taken downstream by the current. Haw swam with the boy toward the bank where others took the boy from him when he had difficulty swimming. They removed the boy from the water. Haw was able to exit the water on his own. The man submerged in the water and drowned. The boy was treated for mild hypothermia. Haw was cold after the rescue and sustained lacerations to his feet; he recovered.
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