NEAL Hamish Everett


CITATION
New Zealand Bravery Medal
Special Honours List 29 January 2005
On 10 February 2000, Mr Hamish Neal, aged 15 years, was on a school trip to the Waihao River. While swimming in the river at a point known as the "Black Hole", a fellow student got into trouble and sank beneath the surface. Mr Neal swam over to him and attempted to pull him to safety. Mr Neal was unsuccessful in the attempt and was instead pulled down with him and both students drowned. Both students were members of a special class for children with varying degrees of learning and behavioural difficulty at Waimate High School.

AWARDS
New Zealand Bravery Medal

NOTES
Born 
Died 10 February 2000


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