Tuesday 17th November 2015, Dublin:
Alexis-Elizabeth Vaganova from Kildare receives a Seiko Just In Time award from Breda Collins, Chairman of Irish Water Safety and Alan Kelly T.D., Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
On the 18th June 2014, Alexis was swimming with her friends at Salmon Leap. They had jumped into the water, when she noticed that one of her friends had not surfaced. Without hesitation Alexis swam underwater towards her friend, grabbed her and brought her up to the surface. She reassured her friend and instructed her to kick her legs. She managed to take her safely to shore.