When a family’s boat overturned in the Mary River with high tides, strong currents and potential sharks and crocodiles in the water, swift action was needed to save the five people who were stranded in the water.

Along with two others, Bruce John Holla was awarded a bronze medal of bravery after being the right man in the right place at the right time ensuring all five lives were saved.   Here’s his story.

close up of ‘courage’ stone on textured wooden background