Pair of Florida Scouts With Help From Their SM Rescue Two Swimmers

Scouts from Troop 255 of the Southwest Florida Council where on a camping trip when they heard cries for help and rushed into action. They discovered a pair of unsupervised children swimming in a large creek. One was going under and the other was caught off shore in weeds. Two of the Boy Scouts assisted the closest victim to shore using rescue techniques they learned through training. The Scoutmaster went about twenty feet out into the seven foot deep water and performed a “go” rescue to save the other victim. The news story below features interviews with the Scoutmaster and boys who will not be nominated for a Heroism Award for their actions.

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