Firefighters recognized for bravery



Two area fire fighters are recognized for bravery.  Beloit Fire Chief Brad Liggett says South Beloit Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Davenport and firefighter Kevin Schulz entered the swollen Turtle Creek last year in June to rescue two stranded teenage canoeists.  Officials say, in the face of swift moving water and debris, Davenport and Schultz entered the water at different times, with minimal protection, and shielded the victims from floating debris in the fast current.  Since the rescue, the Beloit and South Beloit Fire Departments have formed a joint Swift Water Rescue Team.  An award ceremony was planned for Friday morning.
 

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