Young Boy Rescues Toddler

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The last time Devin McEwen went to Cherry Bend Park, he didn’t know he’d be in the right place at the right time to save someone else’s life.

The nine-year old St. Maries resident had been at the park July 13 swimming for two hours with a girl from out of town and a three-year old boy when the incident occurred.

Devin McEwen helped rescue a toddler who nearly drowned while swimming at Cherry Bend Park July 13.

Devin McEwen helped rescue a toddler who nearly drowned while swimming at Cherry Bend Park July 13.

Devin said he and the girl, Brianna, were in a shallow section, where they could stand, when the three-year old boy jumped into deeper water. Devin’s mother, Joelena Ford, said she noticed the child struggling.

Devin said Brianna grabbed the boy, but they both started to go underwater. Devin swam over and dislodged the boy from Brianna, who popped back up above water, while Devin towed the boy to shore. He said that he hasn’t seen him but maybe they’ll go swimming together again.

The incoming Heyburn Elementary fourth-grader is the grandson of Bill McEwen and the cousin of Thomas Winslow. He enjoys swimming, as well as wrestling, football, motocross, watching TV, and playing video games. Devin said he hadn’t been swimming at Cherry Bend for nearly two months until July 13.

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