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never wanted to be known as a hero, Patrick Hall said. said, pretty sure anybody would do that if they saw somebody in distress. believes Hall did not commit suicide. His friends told her he had removed his shoes and most of his clothes and laid them carefully by the riverbank last Friday, one of the hottest days of the summer.
in 2006. His brother Wilson, who was also homeless, died last year and was buried in a pauper grave four months before the family found out. About two weeks ago, Hall father died in western Manitoba.
But the publicity made it harder for Hall to keep his battles with alcohol private. He was jailed for assault and was once beaten up by people who he said recognized him from media coverage.
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Faron Hall of Winnipeg gained fame and civic honours in 2009 for putting his own life on the line when he dove into the Red River on two separate occasions to pull people out.
He was thrust into the spotlight in May 2009 when he plucked a teenage boy from the frigid Red River. Hall had been sitting on the riverbank with a friend and heard the boy fall into the water. He went in and dragged the boy to safety.
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He was the child of parents raised in residential schools. His mother was killed when he was a young boy and he was raised in foster care. He became an alcoholic as a young adult and fathered children, but had little contact with them.
his first rescue in 2009. In the ensuing years, he would bounce between her home, a girlfriend apartment and the streets.
dies in same river where he saved people from drowning
Four months later, he came to the rescue of a woman who had fallen in from the shore.
Hall died are sparse. Police have only said that the death was not suspicious and have left it to relatives to confirm his identity.
said, keep telling you this and it true. One of these days I going to wake up and that going to be the day I going to hang up the bottle, she recalled.
likely decided to take a dip to cool off and then found himself in trouble. life had more than its share of trouble.
was never really any solid, well thought out treatment programs for Faron Hall. Nor is there for any of the street people out there, she said. if you without those types of social supports, you pretty much doomed. allowed Hall to stay with her as long as he stayed sober. He inevitably started drinking again and headed back to the street.
WINNIPEG A transient, frequently jailed alcoholic, who became known as the Hero after saving two people from drowning, battled his demons right up until his death in the same river where he made his rescues.
did his own thing and he was stubborn in his own way, said Eric Robinson, Manitoba deputy premier, who spoke with Hall in June.
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His uncle, Patrick Hall, said his nephew had a hard time adjusting to the spotlight.
For his efforts, Hall was given recognition and gifts.
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He was repeatedly jailed for breaking court orders not to be intoxicated in public. He sought out and entered rehabilitation programs, which Willis said lasted 28 days and were too short to do any real good.
spite of his intoxication whatever level of intoxication he was at he was a very kind soul. family is no stranger to tragedy.
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