1928 & 1930
On 10 November, 1928, Constable McKay dived into the icey waters of the River Clyde
to save a man who was in danger of being drowned. When he reached the man he saw he
was unconscious and sinking. He successfully pulled him to the quayside and thereafter
applied artificial respiration. The man was revived and recovered.
On 5 December, 1930, Constable McKay again entered the waters of the River Clyde to save
a man who had jumped from nearby Glasgow Bridge. He had to swim a considerable distance
to reach the man as he was being carried downstream by the fast flowing river. He successfully
towed him to the quayside.
(London Gazette 1.1.1931)