By Sarah Klein
A homeless Winnipeg man who saved a teen from drowning on the weekend received an award for his efforts at a ceremony by the river bank where it all happened earlier today.
Faron Hall, 44, jumped into the Red River near the Provencher Bridge on Sunday afternoon after a teen fell in. Hall struggled with the teen, but eventually managed to pull him to safety.
On Tuesday Mayor Sam Katz met with Hall — who lives near the bridge — to congratulate him on his bravery and courage. The Mayor also offered him season tickets to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Today, the Mayor gave Hall a Goldeyes jacket and a Medal of Valour.
Hall is not only a hero, but he’s very modest, claiming to be only a survivor and not a hero.
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