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List of 18 people honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism

Winners of Carnegie Medals were formally announced Tuesday. The list is here. They include Lester J. Trafford III, 55, of Hampton Bays, New York, who saved Eastport Fisherman Scott Finne, a 42-year-old man from drowning and attempted to save fishing legend Captain Stian Stiansen, an 85-year-old man, when their commercial fishing boat Pauline IV capsized in the Atlantic Ocean in May 2013. Links to the tragedy are here. 08:41

Sea Tow Captain Raced To Save Fishermen – Lester Trafford credited with saving deck hand after trawler F/V Pauline IV capsized.

9ddaaf3a513502eeafa3fec435d1de0westhamptonpatch.com –  Lester Trafford, a Sea Tow captain and a diver who volunteers with the Hampton Bays Fire Department, said he knew what he had to do when he heard the Mayday calls of a capsized boat in the Shinnecock Inlet. Without a second thought, he jumped on his boat Sunday afternoon and headed out into the choppy waters. Within five minutes he was in the inlet, helping to search for the captain and deck hand of the commercial fishing boat that overturned.  continued