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Medal of Rescue

Rescue Medal of Valour

Minimum qualification: Any lifesaver or group of lifesavers who is a member of any ILS member federation in good standing who has knowingly and selflessly intervened in an instance of the most extreme peril in the aquatic environment in an effort to save the life of another person. No more than one Medal of Valour shall be issued each year, unless by unanimous decision of the Board of Directors. To be eligible, the lifesaver or group of lifesavers must first receive the highest award for valour, if any, by the lifesaver's national federation and the action must be documented and verified.

  • 2006
    • Stuart HARVEY (Australia)
  • 2008
    • Hunter Region SLSA Rescue Helicopter Service (Australia - Surf)
  • 2012
    • Brian HIGA (USA)
  • 2016
    • Luke McCRACKEN (South Africa)
  • 2017
    • Natan BRITZ (South Africa)

Medal of Rescue

Minimum qualification: Any person without formal lifesaving training, who has knowingly and selflessly intervened in an instance of extreme peril in the aquatic environment in an effort to save the life of another person. No more than one ILS Medal shall be issued each year, unless by unanimous decision of the Board of Directors. The action must be documented and verified.

  • 2012
    • Moses Sila OWAGA (Kenya)
  • 2016
    • Alexander Swanepoel (South Africa)
  • 2017
    • Vuyani DINGISWAYO and Lucas BOTA (South Africa)
  • 2018
    • Christiaan ELS (South Africa)