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Profile in courage: The Canadian man who dove 12 metres into the sea to try and save a friend 

On Sept. 8, 1972, 15-year-old Edward Joseph Duff of St. John’s, N.L., dove into the sea near Torbay in a valiant attempt to save the life of a friend who had fallen in. He managed multiple times to pull her within reach of the rocks, but, unfortunately, was dragged back by the waves each time. 

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Profil de courage : L’homme canadien qui a plongé de 12 mètres dans la mer pour tenter de sauver un ami

Le 8 septembre 1972, Edward Joseph Duff, 15 ans, de St. John’s, N.L., a plongé dans la mer près de Torbay dans une vaillante tentative pour sauver le vie d’un ami qui était tombé dedans. Il a réussi à plusieurs reprises à tirer à portée des rochers, mais, malheureusement, a été ramenée par les vagues à chaque fois. 

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RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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