National honour for man who saved drowning boy

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Tremayne Brown the man who last week risked his own life to save a drowning boy, 12-year-old Renaldo Reynolds, a student of Jones Town Primary has received job offers, gifts and praises for his selfless, heroic act is to be given a national award.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange reportedly told The Gleaner newspaper that Prime Minister Andrew Holness was moved by the actions of Brown, .

According to Grange, the prime minister suggested that Brown be given a national award for his brave feat.

It is anticipated that Brown could be awarded the Badge of Honour for Gallantry in October, this year, when 171 other Jamaicans will be conferred with national honours.

Renaldo was on his way home from school when he and friends decided to play in the gully's rushing waters. He, however, got into difficulties and was swept away by the currents from Seventh Street on Collie Smith Drive.

Residents attempted to save the boy but failed, However, Brown ran from the Boys' Town Vocational Training Centre, where he works part-time as a labourer, and jumped into the water clutching the boy.

 

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