THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
AMEY, Jacinda Margaret

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
Special Honours List 1999 issued 23 October 1999
On 24 April 1992 Ms Amey was one of five members of a Meteorological Service team, stationed on the remote sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, who were snorkelling when one of them, Mr Mike Fraser, was attacked by a shark, believed to be a white pointer.  The other swimmers, apart from Ms Amey, swam to shore.  Ms Amey waited until the shark moved away from Mr Fraser and then went to his aid and towed him to shore.  Mr Fraser had lost his right forearm and his left forearm was severely lacerated and appeared to be broken. He was having trouble breathing and required urgent medical treatment.  Having got him to shore, Ms Amey then joined the rest of the team in doing what they could for Mr Fraser until he could be flown to New Zealand.  Ms Amey displayed great courage and bravery with complete disregard for her own safety in going to Mr Fraser's assistance

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross

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