PITTSBURGH (AP) - A California man who rescued a woman from a shark attack in Hawaii is being honored for his heroism by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Fifty-seven-year-old Richard Irvin Moore of Laguna Niguel, California, rescued a woman from a shark attack in Wailea, Hawaii, in August.
The Carnegie Hero awards are named for Pittsburgh industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by stories of heroism during a coal mine disaster that killed 181 people, including a miner and an engineer who died trying to rescue others.
The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash grants several times a year. It has given away more than $36 million to nearly 10,000 awardees or their families since its inception in 1904.