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ABA BRAVE YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2015

Calyn Hoad BM

Citation:

Master Calyn John HOAD, Beenleigh Qld 4207

On the afternoon of 31 August 2013, Calyn Hoad, aged 7 years, rescued his brother from an oncoming vehicle at Springwood, Queensland.

Calyn’s mother was attending to his sister in the ladies washroom after her dance class whilst he and his younger brother waited for them. When his mother was distracted, his brother ran out of the dance studio building and through the carpark. Calyn closely followed the boy who proceeded to run into traffic on busy Watland Street. Calyn immediately grabbed his brother's arm and pushed him back onto the footpath and out of the way of oncoming traffic. At this point a 4WD, which was unable to stop in such a short distance, hit Calyn causing severe injury.

By his actions, Master Calyn Hoad displayed considerable bravery.

(Photo: Calyn Hoad BM with Allan Sparkes CV OAM, Darrel Tree CV and Victor Bascoe CV.)