October 4th, 2013
09:09 AM ET

12-Year-Old Boy Saves Soldier From Drowning

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a 12-year-old boy out fishing with his dad saves a soldier from drowning in Colorado.  CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Adin Pruett and his dad were fishing on Eleven-Mile Reservoir in Colorado when they spotted a kayaker in trouble.

Staff Sergant Wesley Patton, a soldier out of Fort Carson,  was trapped under his boat and entangled in his fishing gear.

The young boy threw anything that floated at Patton and then helped pull him aboard his boat.

But the trouble didn't end there.

The soldier also has asthma and experienced an attack by the water. Adin drove the boat back to shore and then ran to Patton's car to get his inhaler.

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  1. Mia

    Why didn't Adin's dad do these things? Were they fishing together or were they not?

    October 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Reply

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