Tow Crew Members Honored for Saving Family

3 years 1 month 4 days ago May 25, 2013 May 25, 2013 Saturday, May 25 2013 Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:44:00 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Two crew members from a tow boat, including one who died, have been honored for their efforts to save a family of five after the family's boat became disabled on the Mississippi River at St. Louis.

The U.S. Coast Guard hosted a ceremony Friday to honor Jarvise Shelton and Kyle Hardman. Coast Guard officials say the pleasure craft was in "imminent peril" last year when Shelton and Hardman launched a small boat to save the family.

The rescue boat capsized, killing Hardman. Shelton and crew members from three other tows were able to save the family.

Shelton was presented the Coast Guard's Gold Lifesaving Medal during a ceremony in Alton, Illinois. Hardman's survivors will receive his medal at a later date.

 

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