Saturday 20 March 1965 - Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
BRAVERY AWARD FOR TYNE RESCUE
For rescuing a man from the Tyne at the ferry landing, Hebburn, on Christmas Eve, Thomas William Moses, 29, a fireman, of Frederick Street, Hebburn, has been awarded the Royal Humane Society's testimonial on vellum.
Mr. Moses was on a ferry when a man attempted to jump on board and fell into the water. Mr. Moses stripped to his underclothes and jumped in after him. Searching under the water in darkness until he found him, and pulled the unconscious man to the surface.
Lines were thrown, but after one had been fastened round the man it slipped and he fell back. Again Mr. Moses supported him until a rowing boat came and he was lifted out.
For their part in reviving the unconscious man four people have been awarded resuscitation certificates.
They are Constable Denis Edwin Fowler, of Burn Heads Road, Hebburn and Fireman Abe Grimes, William Ives and Arthur Brown, all of Durham County Fire Brigade.
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