Homeless hero Faron Hall mourned

Homeless hero Faron Hall has died. (FILE PHOTO)

Homeless hero Faron Hall has died. (FILE PHOTO)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:58 PM ET

WINNIPEG ó A homeless Winnipeg man who saved lives while battling his own demons is being remembered as a hero with a spirit "all of us should aspire to."

The body of Faron Hall, who made headlines in 2009 after he rescued people from the Red River in two separate instances, was recovered Sunday night in the same river.

Mayor Sam Katz, who presented Hall with the medal of valour five years ago after he rescued a 19-year-old, called Hall a "selfless hero."

"Most heartbreaking is that he seemed to miss seeing in himself what we saw in him: that he was a true and selfless hero deserving of honours and a good life. He taught Winnipeg and the nation to recognize that the cover does not show the heart inside, and that those with the least to give are often those who give the most," Katz said in a statement. "Faron reminded us that we all have strength even as we struggle, but that we are human and we will all struggle even though we are strong."


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