The Coast Guard is giving medals to four good Samaritans for rescuing a woman and her dog during historic flooding in Louisiana last summer, a dramatic scene captured on video.
David Phung will receive a Silver Lifesaving Medal during a ceremony Friday in Baton Rouge. Brandon Barrett, Jason Dixon and Robbie Reynold will get Meritorious Public Service medals.
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Phung jumped off a boat and ripped open the top of a convertible to rescue Hailey Brouillette as the car sank into the water on Aug. 16 — then dipped down to save her poodle mix, Sassy.
The men will be presented with their awards at 9 a.m. Friday at the Coast Guard Cutter White Alder Memorial in Baton Rouge.
Video of the rescue, shot by WAFB-TV, has had millions of YouTube views.
Millions of people have seen and shared the video of a good Samaritan jumping off a boat to …
Phung and Brouillette reunited several weeks after the rescue, with help from a Red Cross volunteer who befriended Brouillette at a shelter