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    Man saves 7 yr old plane crash victim

    This happened locally and it brings me to tears every time I hear about it on the news. The father and 9 yr old brother died, but a hero saved the 7 yr old by rowing out to the plane crash site and finding him.

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/14038475/detail.html

    Click on "row boat" for this side of the story. There are other videos there updating the story. This happened over the weekend.

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    Omg this is wonderful, Im so glad to see something that someone did that was a good thing.

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    Saw this on TV today--A tragic story but also an inspired one--The 60-year-old rescuer didn't hesitate a second and rowed out there as fast as he could--Incredibly he heard a tiny voice, a 7 year old boy still swimming in the cold water trying to stay alive, knowing that his father and brother had just been killed--The 60 year old rescued him and marvelled at the little boy's will to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    This happened locally and it brings me to tears every time I hear about it on the news. The father and 9 yr old brother died, but a hero saved the 7 yr old by rowing out to the plane crash site and finding him.

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/14038475/detail.html

    Click on "row boat" for this side of the story. There are other videos there updating the story. This happened over the weekend.

    This is such a beautiful, yet bittersweet story.

    May this little guy have the love and support to start healing.

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    That man did such a wonderful thing. I'm sorry that the little boy lost his father and brother but glad that he survived. I hope he can heal.

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    Local news said that the little boy saw blood all over his father's face as they hit the water. He's going to need some therapy and lots of extra love.

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    Awwwww Geez. Poor little guy.
    It is "bittersweet".

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    Thank goodness for Chuck Herndon! If not for him, this sad story would have been worse. Amazing, the little 7 year old was able to keep swimming and knew to holler out and amazing of his rescuer giving it his all at 60 to get to the little guy.



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