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Vancouver Scout honored for saving boy’s life

The Columbian
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VANCOUVER — The Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently presented 12-year-old Cub Scout Noah Gable, of Troop 358, a National Honor Medal for saving a boy from drowning. When he was 10, Gable was swimming while on a campout with his grandparents. Fellow swimmer Lucas Johnson floated away to an area where he couldn’t touch the bottom and was struggling to grab a hold of an inner tube. Gable swam out to help. “Noah decided to try to carry Lucas on his back and swim back to shore. Despite not being able to touch and being pulled underwater, witnesses say Gable kept calm and kept swimming to shore until an adult could reach them,” according to a news release.

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