A SURGEON lieutenant who risked his life jumping on to a submarine to give life-saving treatment to its crew has been awarded one of the highest bravery medals. In October 2004, Michael Henry Lindsay, 29, from Great Staughton, jumped from a Royal Naval vessel on to the hull of HMCS Chicoutimi as it drifted in the Atlantic. The submarine had broken down two days before and fires had destroyed all of the medical supplies. On board 25 crew members were in need of medical treatment, two were seriously ill, and one was critically ill. But despite the risk to his own life, Lt Lindsay - a former Kimbolton School pupil - braved winds of up to 50 knots and waves reaching 25 feet to reach the Canadian vessel. Bad weather had prevented a helicopter reaching the submarine, so Lt Lindsay, accompanied by Chief Lieutenant Medical Assistant David Wilton, boarded an inflatable boat and headed for the submarine.