Auxiliary Constable Max Milan, M.B.

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On March 18, 2017, Auxiliary Constable Max Milan, of the Peterborough Police Service, rescued a girl from the Otonabee River. Arriving on the scene, he saw the unresponsive girl in the river and immediately jumped off the ice-covered bank into the freezing water. He swam towards the girl and tried, unsuccessfully, to hoist her onto the elevated river bank. His partner threw a leash into the water, which Auxiliary Constable Milan wrapped around the girl’s chest. He then pushed her to shore where his partner and their service dog were able to pull her from the icy water. Auxiliary Constable Milan then performed CPR and wrapped the girl in warm clothing until emergency services arrived.