Coast Guard honors man for saving lives

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The Coast Guard formally recognized Edward Fillingham on Tuesday for his life-saving efforts in 2009. Rear Admiral Mike Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented Fillingham, 77, with the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Station Oswego (N.Y.) in recognition of his rescuing three boaters on Lake Ontario on April 17, 2009.

Fillingham, of Henderson Harbor, was 75 when he performed his Herculean rescue.

A woman and two men were floundering in 40-degree water after their paddleboat capsized in Henderson Harbor.

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