UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge resident Daniel Greene, was recently awarded for his bravery in saving the life of a man who had fallen through the ice on Lake Buckhorn.
Daniel Greene drove up to his cottage early during the winter to turn the heat up, when he noticed someone in the corner of his eye on an ATV, driving towards the middle of the lake. “As soon as he hit in front of the cottage, he went straight to the middle of the lake, and then he was gone,” said Mr. Greene. Without any thought or hesitation, Daniel grabbed what he could, which at the time was a bee mop and ran out onto the lake. “My only concern was to rescue him,” continued Mr. Greene.
Daniel managed to pull the gentleman out using the mop handle and stayed with him for half an hour, until rescue crews arrived.
According to Mr. Greene, the man he rescued was very appreciative and they still talk to this day. Daniel even stayed at his house in Florida for a couple of weeks. “We will be connected forever,” said Mr. Greene.
Daniel Greene received the ‘Carnegie Medal for Extraordinary Civilian Heroism,’ on March 23. This award honours the service of individuals who risk their lives attempting to save the lives of others.
The Township of Uxbridge also thanked Mr. Greene for his bravery. Mayor Gerri-Lynn O’Connor presented Mr. Greene with a Commendation for Brave Conduct on behalf of the Township of Uxbridge, during a council meeting on Monday, May 16.
“Not only are you a very worthy recipient of the Carnegie Award for Heroism, we want you to know how much we appreciate you because so many people today are willing to walk past people that need help,” said Mayor O’Connor.