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Sean Meli was awarded the Medal of Service to the Republic after courageously rescuing a 14-year old boy’s life.
The 33-year-old from Sliema showed his bravery after jumping in the sea without hesitation to rescue the teenager from China. The incident happened on November 10th in Qui-si-Sana while he was walking home.
Being a waterpolo player with previous experience in surfing as well, Sean was confident in his swimming skills. However, he stated that the thought of the boy dying in his arms panicked him because he knew that had he did, the experience would have been traumatic.
With good reason, many believed that this act of bravery should be awarded. So fast forward to around two months later, today Sean was awarded a medal celebrating this heroic act by the President of Malta George Vella.