A Hamiln County Deputy is being called a hero after helping a father and son get out of Lake Ponisett.
Around 10 a.m. Monday, a football some kids were playing with fell into the lake. A father and son got into a canoe to get the ball. The canoe tipped, throwing the pair into the water.
A neighbor heard the calls for help and went over to a nearby deputy's house.
Deputy Jon Barthel helped the two out of the water.
Nobody was hurt.