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October 17, 2011 09:34 AM

11-Year-Old Pierre Boy Called Hero By Governor

PIERRE, SD

The Associated Press corrected the boy's hometown.

An 11-year-old Blunt boy has been recognized for saving his cousin from drowning.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard sent a letter to Jack Mercer calling him a hero. The letter was read in school last Friday as Jack and his twin brother Sam were honored.

The boys were on a family camping and fishing trip over the Labor Day weekend when their 3-year-old cousin fell off a dock and into Lake Louise. Jack dove into the water and rescued the boy, while Sam rode off on his bike to get help.
  • Pierre, SD

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The Associated Press corrected the boy's hometown.

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