Calgary firefighter gets Medal of Bravery for saving 4 people from drowning


brian-mcraeSee CBC News

A Calgary firefighter was awarded the Medal of Bravery by the Governor General at a ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday for saving four people from drowning in the ocean.

Brian McRae was in Veradero, Cuba, for a friend’s wedding three years ago when — twice in one day — he had to spring into action to save two separate pairs of swimmers after they got caught in dangerous rip tides.

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