BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond presented resident Kali Allen with the Carnegie Medal for rushing to action and trying to save a man trapped in a frozen pond in January 2018.
City officials said Allen heard that a man had fallen into a deep, frozen pond in Catoosa. They said Allen dove into the water himself to try to save the man. Firefighters quickly arrived and pulled Allen from the water.
Unfortunately, rescue workers did not reach the victim in time.
Allen is one of 19 people across the country being awarded with the Carnegie Medal this year. The medal is given to those “who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.”
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