Bill Lendvay has been awarded the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award by the Mayor of Georgian Bay Township Peter Koetscier and Fire Chief Tony Van Dam.
Township officials say he was given the award because of his quick action in saving a child.
On Aug 23, 2022, Lendvay responded to a woman in distress at Stuart Lake. Officials say he “jumped into action” and ran to where the woman and child were and found that the young one wasn’t breathing. After calling emergency services, Lendvay laid the child down and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and by the time the fire department got to the lake a short time later, the child was “breathing and crying.”
“Through his actions, Bill has demonstrated the importance of learning CPR,” said Van Dam. “Anywhere, at any time, there could be someone who needs help, and you can be their hero – just as Bill was for the young child and family.”
Officials say Lendvay took CPR training as an employee through the township.
Lendvay was presented with the award on Nov. 21 during Georgian Bay council’s inauguration.
The Red Cross Rescuer Award is presented to non-professional or off-duty first responders who have volunteered to save a life, prevented