11-Year-Old Pierre Boy Called Hero By Governor
October 17, 2011, 9:34 AM
PIERRE, SD -
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.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The Associated Press corrected the boy's hometown.
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