Making a Difference: Good Samaritan jumps into icy waters to rescue an elderly man

By KBJR News 1

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Duluth man received the Red Cross "Good Samaritan Hero Award" Thursday in Minneapolis.

Zoran Pedisic was honored for saving the life of a 90-year-old man who jumped from a pier into the lake last November. It happened at the Lake Superior Warehousing Company.

Without hesitation this Northland Hero leaped into the icy waters and kept the man afloat until his co–workers could pull them both to safety.

His actions made a difference for one Northland family struggling with the issue of depression and the elderly.

Michelle Lee