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OCTOBER 31, 2013- Orlando, FL
SUMMER BAY RESORT SECURITY OFFICER HONORED BY “STEVE HARVEY” DAYTIME SHOW FOR RESCUING 105 GUESTS DURING SINKHOLE NATURAL DISASTER
Richard Shanley, the Summer Bay Resort Security Officer who rescued and evacuated 105 guests from a building that was collapsing into a sinkhole the evening of Aug. 11, was honored as one of “Harvey’s Heroes” on the season 2 premiere of the hit “Steve Harvey” nationally syndicated daytime show. Shanley told Harvey, “I’m just an ordinary run-of-the-mill guy, doing my job. I needed to take care of my guests.” He was on the job just two months and had just started his work shift that night at 11 p.m., 20 minutes before the sinkhole occurred.
Harvey, who received a 2013 People’s Choice Award as Favorite New Talk Show Host, presented Shanley with a special “Harvey’s Hero” jacket customized with his name and a Caribbean vacation getaway. “You are a real hero. It’s amazing what you did,” Harvey told him.
“We are extremely proud of Richard and his act of heroism. He exemplifies our commitment to our owners and guests,” commented Paul Caldwell, President & CEO of Summer Bay Resorts.
Summer Bay Resort Orlando, is a 350-acre resort with a 64-acre private lake, located 10 minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort® area. Activities on the lake include rental of canoes, waverunners, paddleboats and fishing boats for bass fishing. The resort features one, two and three-bedroom luxury villas, vacation homes, four swimming pools, kids water park, three restaurants, fitness center, live entertainment, a full-service concierge team and complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World Resort® and Universal Studios Orlando® Resort. For more information, go to www.summerbayresort.com.