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Young hero's efforts honored

CHARLESTON -- City officials honored a good Samaritan who's younger than most, but still did an amazing job helping someone in need.
CHARLESTON -- City officials honored a good Samaritan who's younger than most, but still did an amazing job helping someone in need. Alex Rice helped save a fisherman's life.

At just 10-years old, Alex is the youngest person to ever get the honor. Firefighters presented it to him and his uncle Tuesday night.

A few weeks ago, he and his uncle were out at the Charleston Spillway when Alex noticed a man struggling in the water. He had fallen out of his boat near the dam. Both he and his dog were in danger of drowning.

Alex told his uncle, then ran to call 911. Crews were able to save both the man and his dog.

The award isn't given out very often. The last one was five years ago. The city saves it for people who go "above and beyond."

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