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Tremayne Brown gets help from JN Fund Managers

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Renaldo Reynolds (left) discusses his rescue by Tremayne Brown (centre) with Allan Lewis, managing director, JN Fund Managers Limited.

Tremayne Brown, who saved 12-year-old Renaldo Reynolds' life in the Trench Town Gully on September 8, received a reward for his efforts from the JN Fund Managers, (JNFM), a member of the Jamaica National Group.

The presentation to Brown was made by Allan Lewis, managing director, JN Fund Managers, on Thursday, September 14. Lewis also gave a gift to Alphanso Coombs, who assisted by pulling Brown and young Renaldo out of the gully.

"I am very happy for this support. When I jumped into the water, I didn't think about any reward," Brown said.

The young man came to national attention when video footage was circulated showing him cradling Renaldo, as a stream of water carried them through the gully. A resident of Trench Town, Brown, aged 24, jumped into the channel to save Renaldo, and managed to do so with assistance from other community members.

"Your brave act has been an inspiration for your fellow Jamaicans.We find it uplifting that, in these times when you just hear so much about violence and crime, and I thank you on behalf of the Jamaica National Group for your great deed. I trust that you will continue to be a beacon of hope for your community and the nation," Lewis said.

Opposition Senator Mark Golding, who was part of the delegation visiting Brown, discussed career options with the soft-spoken young man, who said he had received training in health and welfare for children while in England.

"You are an outstanding young man. You, along with Alphanso Coombs and Kenroy Martin, who helped with the rescue, have done this community proud," Golding said.