Four Nova Scotians presented with Medal of Bravery

Nova Scotia Medal of Bravery

The Medal of Bravery has been awarded to four Nova Scotians during a ceremony today at Province House in Halifax.

Bruce Knocton of Milford, a deputy with Sheriff Services, came upon a head-on collision near Exit 13 for Truro Heights on Highway 102 where one vehicle was on fire.

He climbed into the burning car and helped the driver, an unconscious woman, and remained with her until emergency responders arrived.

Jules Dufour of Halifax and Kevin Tough of West Pennant broke down the door of a burning home in Halifax and rescued a young man who had been asleep downstairs along with two family pets.

Paul Rowe of Chester Basin rescued the driver of a vehicle which had plummeted into the ocean on Highway 3 near Gold River in Lunenburg County.

While first responders attended to the driver, Rowe returned to search the now submerged vehicle and confirmed there were no other occupants.