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The City of Port Huron recognized four Blue Water Area Transit workers for their heroism. The four received a Spirit of Port Huron Award on June 11 at McMorran Auditorium. The city gives the heroism award to individuals who risk personal injury or their own life in a spontaneous act to save others. While risking their own safety, they “stepped in and came to the rescue”.On November 16 all four men jumped into action to save a Preferred Towing operator who was pinned under a bus. The tow truck operator had towed a disabled bus to the BWAT garage. He became pinned beneath the bus while lowering it with the tow truck. The four men secured the tow lifting hooks and operated the hydraulic controls of the tow truck. In doing so, they were able to remove the operator from underneath the bus. “If it were not for the quick actions of these four men, the victim could have sustained life-threatening injuries. Jim Wilson, BWAT general manager, stated, “They are proud of the way their employees acted during this unfortunate accident, and how they responded quickly and correctly to a dangerous situation.