In July 2013, a twelve year old girl Lida Ponomarev from the village Leshukonsky rescued two drowning children. But learned all about it only in the autumn from the local newspaper.
As usual, the characters do not talk at all angles that committed the ACT. And Lida, and her mother shrug, say, act as act, all would have done so.
In late July, Lida and her friends were sunbathing on the beach in Kanechika on the river vashka. “In the river and swimming is not allowed, says Lida, but any signs there is. So some go in the water.
There was one boy, and it was carried, and the river a strong current and huge pit. He floated and began to scream, and I jumped into the water. At the river there were other people, but they sat away from the shore”.
Lida pulled the boy to shore, by which time he had already lost consciousness. Ashore came the adults, began to do artificial respiration. The noise of the water ran out all but one of the girls. “While I am the boy pulled the girl suffered, continues to lead. – Then look around boy, the adults have gathered, I ran back over the girl.”
With the help of a life preserver that someone threw the lead after she pulled the girl out of the water. “This girl in my school studying in the first grade and the boy seem even younger,” recalls Lida. Needless to say, like thanking then Lida relatives rescued her children!
Lida Ponomarev — the only one of the surrounding children and adults, appeared on the scene, without thinking jumped into the river. The girl doubly risked your own life, because she was very ill injured hand. The next day, after rescuing the children, mother and daughter went to the hospital, it became clear that this was the turning point.
On this case, began to write online, then Lida found journalists. After the publication in the local newspaper notes about a fearless girl, the Prosecutor’s office conducted an audit which showed that children could die because of the carelessness of their parents. It turns out that the parents of seven kids all the time was on the shore. But they were not punished because the police information about the incident has been reported, and at the time of inspection, organized by the Prosecutor of the Leshukonsky district, the timing of bringing to administrative responsibility has expired.
On the Lidyn act recognized the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov, and even called her to praise. “The Governor said, what I have done, that he was going to shake my hand, — proud of the Lida. But we talked a bit then, because I had to go to class”. After public Prosecutor’s check the Governor filed a motion on awarding Lidia Ponomareva for her heroic act by a medal “For rescue perishing”. “I was told that signatures will be collected for a year, and medal in September will be given,” says Lida.
Admiring the boldness and courage of the girl, the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov thanked the Lida for a courageous act.
On the proposal of the Governor of Lida Ponomarev was presented to the state award.
And in the life of a sixth grader over there leads Ponomareva from the recognition of her heroism, nothing has changed. She continues to study a lot, hanging out with friends, ice skating and… keeps his medal.