ROTC student at Yale recognized for rescue of swimmers

NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Yale University student in the Air Force ROTC program is being recognized for her role in rescuing five swimmers on a lake last summer in northern New York.

Amanda Lloyd was to receive the ROTC program's Gold Valor Award at the university's Veterans Day observance on Friday.

Lloyd was kayaking trip with friends on Lake Ontario one day last July when they heard screams for help from a group struggling to stay afloat. With a friend she rescued three children and two adults. One woman, the grandmother of the rescued girls, could not be found and she drowned.

The 20-year-old chemistry major is a native of Watertown, N.Y., and is hoping to become a pilot. She transferred to Yale this year from Quinnipiac University.

 

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