Carnegie Hero Fund
The Carnegie Hero Fund was established in April of 1904 by Mr. Andrew Carnegie and was created to recognize the outstanding acts of heroism performed by an individual while risking his/her life to an extraordinary degree in saving or attempting to save the life of another person, or voluntarily sacrificing him/herself in a heroic manner for the benefit of others
1993 - Kelvin Brundrett
Died attempting to save Stephen J. West and Richard Cheung from falling at Wellesley, Ontario on July 27, 1991. West, 43, skydiving instructor, and Cheung, 24, student, were jumping in tandem when their main parachute failed to deploy and their reserve parachute entangled in its lines. Brundrett, 30, freelance photographer, was diving with the men to videotape their jump. Delaying the deployment of his own parachute, Brundrett maneuvered to West and Cheung after the failure of their reserve parachute and, grasping their parachute lines, attempted to assist them. Although Brundrett then deployed his own parachute, with only seconds remaining, all three men struck the ground. They died instantly.