Three Nutter Fort Firefighters traveled to California last week to receive the Heroic Acts Award from the United States Lifesaving Association.
While on vacation in Myrtle Beach last September, Chief Jeremy Haddix, Ryan Roberts, and Taylor Keith saved two people from the Atlantic Ocean.
Haddix said it was an honor to get it.
“It’s a big honor. It's the first time anybody from West Virginia has ever received the award, and I don't believe the award has been given out since 2007. I couldn't sit back with someone yelling for help and at least not try to help, when I knew I could at least put the effort in to try,” said Haddix.
Harrison County Commission funded half of the cost of the trip, which was around $5,000.