Crosssy and Williams our brave boys, well done guys... Bulldogs awarded for bravery 5:53 PM Wed 5 December, 2007 for westernbulldogs.com.au News LeasePlan Western Bulldogs players, Daniel Cross and Tom Williams have been rewarded for their bravery in October when they jumped into Victoria Harbour while on holiday and saved a young girl’s life. The Director of Marine in Hong Kong has advised the club this week that the players have been awarded the certificate of commendation with a plaque to be presented by the Director of Marine early next year. Both players were surprised to receive the news this week and said they would do the same thing again if they saw someone in trouble. Western Bulldogs Chief Executive Campbell Rose said the club was extremely proud of both players and said the acknowledgement from the Director of Marine in Hong Kong highlighted the fact that their actions were out of the ordinary. “They are both remarkable young men who work extremely hard on the field and behave commendably off the field. I was not surprised to hear they acted the way they did at the time.” The girl, still wearing her school uniform is believed to have been attempting suicide. She was spotted by passersby in the waters of Victoria Harbour about 7.30pm (Hong Kong time) on 4th October, 2007. After hearing shouts from bystanders, midfielder Daniel Cross and defender Tom Williams dived into the harbour and swam to the rescue of the drowning woman. The two players tried to use a life ring, however ended up having to drag her to shore. Both Cross, 24, and Williams, 21, suffered minor cuts and bruises but said they were feeling fine. "We noticed someone jumping in but to be honest we thought it was just one of the local fishermen. Then we realised something was wrong and just jumped in," Williams said. "We had to swim 10km's to get her out and fight several sharks off at the same time ....... no really it was just 200m!" he laughed. The pair, in Hong Kong as part of an unofficial team trip, were waiting to board a cruise boat when the alert was raised. Cross still had his wallet and mobile phone in his pockets at the time of jumping into the water so his teammates were planning to buy him a new phone, however Telstra quickly responded offering a free phone.