A man was recognized for helping save a drowning woman. The 23-year old Alexi Moskovski of Pierrefonds did not give much thought to the fact that he assisted in saving a drowning woman he did not know while on vacation with his parents and younger brother in Cayo Largo, Cuba.
Dangers in the water
Moskovski was honored with
the Governor General’s Certificate of Commendation which recognizes selfless
acts in helping others. Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Monique Worth presented the
award on behalf of Governor General David Johnston to Moskovski.
At the day of the
incident, he was playing volleyball along with others his age from Toronto that
he met at the resort. When he turned, he saw somebody in the water and another
man also saw what was happening. The man rushed to the water and he followed. Another
man, Marick also followed who reached the woman first. By that time, she was
around 300-400 meters from the shore and having difficulty treading water and
A few seconds later
when he reached the woman, they managed to pull her back to shore. After the
rescue, he saw the woman and Marick at the resort who might be his aunt. Upon
returning home, we lost contact.
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