SWANSEA, Mass.—A Swansea man, his brother and a Massachusetts State Police trooper are being honored with Carnegie Hero Medals for rescuing an injured man from his burning Jeep last year.
George Flanagan says a certificate arrived last week from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, founded in 1904 by steel baron Andrew Carnegie. They're due to get engraved medals in a few months.
The Providence Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/n9d6gu) Flanagan had just picked up his brother, Robert, from the airport on July 20, 2010, when they saw the Jeep crash on Route 195 in Swansea.
They teamed with Trooper Allyson Powell to try to beat back the flames with fire extinguishers and pull 23-year-old Michael Canty of Mattapoisett out of the vehicle.
Canty survived and was treated at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence for his injuries.