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Louisiana teen posthumously awarded medal of heroism

1 month 1 week 53 minutes ago Wednesday, July 06 2022 Jul 6, 2022 July 06, 2022 7:00 AM July 06, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

GRAY - Layne Gravois, a teenager who drowned while saving a young boy from a rip current in 2021, was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal of extreme heroism. 

Gravois was on a trip with two students from Nicholls State University at Miramar beach when the three boys saw a small child trapped in the rip current. While taking part in a massive communal rescue, Gravois drowned, but was able to save the younger boy.

He was a junior honors student at LSU studying electrical engineering.

Another man who died in the same rescue effort that day, Kim McGrady of Georgia, was also posthumously awarded the medal.

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