Three park employees recognized for bravery in boat rescue

In this supplied photo, three Parks Canada employees are presented with certificates of bravery on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 for resucing two boaters and their dog from a fire in August. Pictured are (from left) MP Michael Barrett, Marina Clark, Dylan Carbino, Alexandra Dow and MPP Steve Clark. (Michael Barrett via Newswatch Group)

KEMPTVILLE – Three Parks Canada workers have been recognized for saving two people and their dog from a burning boat this summer.

Local MP Michael Barrett presented Dylan Carbino, Marina Clark and Alexandra Dow with certificates for acts of bravery today.

“This selfless act…without a moment of hesitation is incredibly heroic, and as Canadian as it gets,” Barrett said in a prepared statement.

The accident happened on Aug. 7, 2020 as the moored boat caught fire at the Rideau Canal Lock 36 at Newboro in Rideau Lakes Township.