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Faron Hall, the 'homeless hero'

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Faron Hall, who was dubbed the "homeless hero" in 2009 after rescuing two people from drowning in the Red River, has died. His body was found in the Red River on Aug. 17.

  • Faron Hall gained national attention after saving two people from the Red River in 2009. His body was found in the river this past weekend.

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    Faron Hall gained national attention after saving two people from the Red River in 2009. His body was found in the river this past weekend.

  • May 5, 2009: Faron Hall reflects on jumping in the Red River to save a 14-year-old boy Sunday as he speaks with the Free Press Tuesday from the bench he sleeps on. Here he is comforted by Morris Shannacappo, Southern Grand Chief and Nahanni Fontaine of the Southern Chiefs Organization. They are getting him shoes, a hotel room and a ride to Dakota Tipi to see his father, whom he hasn't seen for nine years.

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    May 5, 2009: Faron Hall reflects on jumping in the Red River to save a 14-year-old boy Sunday as he speaks with the Free Press Tuesday from the bench he sleeps on. Here he is comforted by Morris Shannacappo, Southern Grand Chief and Nahanni Fontaine of the Southern Chiefs Organization. They are getting him shoes, a hotel room and a ride to Dakota Tipi to see his father, whom he hasn't seen for nine years.

  • May 6, 2009: Faron Hall was given a City of Winnipeg Medal, a Goldeyes hat and jacket, and a season ticket pass for the Goldeyes by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz.

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    May 6, 2009: Faron Hall was given a City of Winnipeg Medal, a Goldeyes hat and jacket, and a season ticket pass for the Goldeyes by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz.

  • May 6, 2009: Faron Hall gets a hug from mayor Sam Katz after Katz presented him with a City Of Winnipeg Medal, Goldeyes hat and  jacket, and a Goldeyes season ticket pass at a ceremony held  on the Red River Bank  near  the place where Faron saved a boy from drowning.

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    May 6, 2009: Faron Hall gets a hug from mayor Sam Katz after Katz presented him with a City Of Winnipeg Medal, Goldeyes hat and jacket, and a Goldeyes season ticket pass at a ceremony held on the Red River Bank near the place where Faron saved a boy from drowning.

  • May 20, 2009: Faron Hall with Manitoba Grand Chief Ron Evans. Evans said,

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    May 20, 2009: Faron Hall with Manitoba Grand Chief Ron Evans. Evans said, "In the First Nations, an eagle feather is the highest honour. In the non First Nations, it would be like giving a medal. In First Nations, it's an eagle feather."

  • September 4, 2009: Faron Hall (centre) was very emotional after he pulled a woman (left) out of the Red River near the Norwood Bridge.  He was unable to save her boyfriend, who had jumped in to save her.

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    September 4, 2009: Faron Hall (centre) was very emotional after he pulled a woman (left) out of the Red River near the Norwood Bridge. He was unable to save her boyfriend, who had jumped in to save her.

  • September 5, 2009: Faron Hall, left, who rescued Tara Lynn Beardy, centre, from the Red River feels he failed drowning victim Chris Harper. Hall tried to bring both Beardy and Harper to shore but had to let go of Harper. He cries as he describes Harper slipping under the dark water of the Red River.

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    September 5, 2009: Faron Hall, left, who rescued Tara Lynn Beardy, centre, from the Red River feels he failed drowning victim Chris Harper. Hall tried to bring both Beardy and Harper to shore but had to let go of Harper. He cries as he describes Harper slipping under the dark water of the Red River.

  • November 18, 2009: Tom Jackson (left), meets Faron Hall at the Salvation Army's annual Hope in the City Breakfast at the Convention Centre.

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    November 18, 2009: Tom Jackson (left), meets Faron Hall at the Salvation Army's annual Hope in the City Breakfast at the Convention Centre.

  • December 14, 2009: Marion Willis in her home with Faron Hall, who spent that Christmas with Marion and her husband Robert.

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    December 14, 2009: Marion Willis in her home with Faron Hall, who spent that Christmas with Marion and her husband Robert.

  • December 16, 2009: Faron Hall gives a $1,000 cheque to the Main Street Project from the Faron Hall National Fund for The Homeless.

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    December 16, 2009: Faron Hall gives a $1,000 cheque to the Main Street Project from the Faron Hall National Fund for The Homeless.

  • December 16, 2009: Faron Hall, right, gives a $1,000 cheque from the Faron Hall National Fund for The Homeless to Brian Bechtel, executive director of the Main Street Project. The Manitoba Life Saving Society also presented Hall with two medals for his efforts at a ceremony at the project.

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    December 16, 2009: Faron Hall, right, gives a $1,000 cheque from the Faron Hall National Fund for The Homeless to Brian Bechtel, executive director of the Main Street Project. The Manitoba Life Saving Society also presented Hall with two medals for his efforts at a ceremony at the project.

  • Oct. 2, 2013: Faron Hall gets emotional at his uncle Wilson grave #345 in Brookside Cemetery. Because no family was located when he died he was buried in a numbered grave plot. Faron was in jail when he passed away

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    Oct. 2, 2013: Faron Hall gets emotional at his uncle Wilson grave #345 in Brookside Cemetery. Because no family was located when he died he was buried in a numbered grave plot. Faron was in jail when he passed away

  • November 2013: Faron Hall by the river bank.

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    November 2013: Faron Hall by the river bank.

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