John Edward Hutchings saved a man from drowning, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1986. Hutchings, 35, accountant, had just driven across a bridge spanning the Assiniboine River when he saw a man floating face-down in the river about 150 feet from the bank. Hutchings removed his outer clothing and, despite the cold water, entered the river and swam to the man. Hutchings turned the man over, then swam with him to wadable water, where he attempted to revive him. Crew members from an arriving ambulance took the man to the bank, then to the hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia and detained for 22 days. Hutchings was treated at the hospital for effects of the cold water, and he recovered.
61422 – 715361422-7153