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Kid hero: Boy Scout saves man from possible suicide

Boulder County, Colo., teen administers first aid to man bleeding from self-inflicted wrist wound.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Jul 8, 2013 6:44PM

One Colorado Boy Scout earned his First Aid Merit Badge – and then some – this past weekend when he saved a man from possible suicide.

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The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is crediting a teenage Boy Scout for his quick thinking in administering aid to an injured man. The teen was riding on his ATV when he discovered a man bleeding heavily from what appeared to be a self-inflicted wrist injury, reports Huffington Post. The brave Boy Scout stayed with the 46-year-old man until medical help arrived.  

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The victim was airlifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

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A Boy Scout came to the aid of an injured man over the weekend. Eagle badge and uniform is seen in this file photo taken in Orlando, Fla., on May 30, 2012. (David Manning/Newscom/RTR)

Jul 12, 2013 1:23AM
I am so proud of this kid and we definitely need more people in this world like him.
Jul 11, 2013 3:44AM
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.  And sometimes save lives because they learned practical skills to earn merit badges like life saving and first aid.  Way to go scout!  A city or county (or both) commendation is in order.  I hope to see him throw out the first pitch at the all-star game and drive a pace car to start a NASCAR race.
Jul 11, 2013 12:29AM
Kudos to him and whoever raised him right!
Jul 10, 2013 1:36AM

How often do we hear about teens who do something good? The news is often filled with all of the negative incidents that occur with our youth today. I can't tell you how many times I have read on these posts how the youth of today is so corrupt. Here we have a story about something positive and heroic that a young man did and all people can do is focus on the negative. This young man deserves respect and applause for what he has done. I find it sad and disrespectful that some are just harping on gay politics here and are giving no consideration for what this young man has done.  

Jul 9, 2013 6:05AM

Good Grief!!!  The Scout saved someone's life that had tried to commit suicide! Bravo for the teen!  The Scouts (Boy & Girl) are great programs!  Do we really have to interject sex into everything?  BTW, I hope the Scout gets a commendation and the other guy gets some needed help.  Do you folks really have to tear apart every story???  P.S. I was a Girl Scout.


Jul 9, 2013 5:59AM
It really doesn't matter if he was a boy scout, gay or straight!  The fact is he saved another human beings life.  The article wasn't about hillborough babist, or lables.  It was about a life saved by the kind acts of another human.  If you had been shot or hurt and your life was hanging by a limb, would it really matter to you if you were saved by a boy scout, a gay person or a hillsborough baptist?  Think about it.  And No I am not gay, just sick of all the hatred in this world. 
Jul 9, 2013 5:30AM
I think this child is a hero.  Way to go.  He's a good person to help another person in need.  He and his parents should be proud.  
Jul 9, 2013 5:25AM
Way to go! Great job! He is to be praised!
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