Boy honored for pool rescue

Published: May 30, 2007 | 6304th good news item since 2003

An Oklahoma City boy is honored with a heroism award for jumping into a back-yard pool to rescue his then-3-year-old cousin.

The award was presented this week by the Boy Scouts of America to 12-year-old Evan Higbee.

Evan’s recognition came after he spotted his cousin underwater in a family member’s pool in August 2005 . Then just 11-years-old, Evan jumped in and scooped up the child, Hayden Walters.

Hayden’s mother Jill Walters says she had stepped inside her home for a half-minute to tend to her newborn baby, while her other son managed to slip out of his flotation device.

Published in Kids & Teens
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