Friday, December 15, 2006

Cub Scout recognized for heroic act

BRICK TOWNSHIP - It only took an instant for Christopher Gall to embody all of the ideals he learned in the Cub Scouts.

Gall, 8 was swimming in his grandmother's pool in Point Pleasant, when an 11-year-old boy slipped under the water.

The boy was from northern New Jersey and didn't have a lot of experience in a pool. The boy was in the shallow end of the in-ground pool and accidentally slid down into the deeper side. The boy came up for air once and went under the water again and began to panic.

A quick-thinking Gall, who had only recently learned to swim himself, swam over to the boy and pulled him to safety.

To read more of this story head over to the Brick Township Bulletin.

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