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January 7, 1972: Reward for good dive

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June 26, 2017

It was a case of third time lucky for Stephen Petrovski. Stephen, who is 19 and a first year Commerce diploma student at Shepparton Technical College had tried for the Cross on the two previous years without success.

January 6 is the date on which the Greek Orthodox Church annually celebrates the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist.

Yesterday's memorial service was conducted at Shepparton by the Rev. Emmanuel Zaikis and attracted big crowed including members of the Greek community from Melbourne, Benalla, Albury and Wangaratta.

The ceremonies began with a church service but the pageantry was at the Raymond West swimming pool where 15 youths dived to retrieve a special silver cross thrown in the water by Rev. Zaikis.

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