Lisa Maria Fox

While house-sitting in Mill Bay, British Columbia, on January 26, 2022, Lisa Maria Fox, a 51-year-old self-employed worker, heard a crash outside that sent Kellee M. Brown’s truck into the Saanich Inlet. Brown’s truck began to submerge about 100 feet from shore. Brown exited the vehicle, but she struggled to swim in the cold water. Fox exited the house and descended a stairway and approached the water’s edge. She saw the mostly-submerged truck in the water and noticed Brown had reached the surface of the water near the truck. Fox waded through the water until she reached a narrow beach directly across from Brown. Fully clothed, including fur boots, Fox entered the water again and reached chest-high depth. A short distance away from Brown, Fox swam to Brown and grasped her by the back of the shirt. She positioned Brown on her back and then shepherded her to wadable water, where Fox helped Brown stand amid the cold water and led her to shore. There, she wrapped Brown in towels to warm her before medical professionals took her to the hospital via ambulance. Brown received treatment for lacerations, contusions, and a jaw injury.