Constable
GEORGE McKAY
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)

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