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UPDATE: Boy rescues dog in Liberty Bay (PHOTOS)August 24th, 2010 at Tue, 24th, 2010 at 5:12 pm by Jennifer Morris
UPDATE: I just got word Kohl Serwold is being recommended for an American Red Cross Real Hero award for his life-saving actions last week. Learn more here.
Fourteen-year-old Scandia resident Kohl Serwold was busy last Thursday afternoon — he ticked a chore off the list (lawnmowing) and rescued Kali, his happy, amber-eyed Golden Retriever who swam after two seals nearly 400 yards into Liberty Bay. The latter has made him a neighborhood hero.
“It was a real act of bravery on his part,” said neighbor Jim LaFramboise, who watched as Kali swam farther and farther off-shore.
Serwold also saw his dog adrift, and quickly put on a lifejacket before paddling a kayak into the bay and collecting the exhausted canine.
See photos of the rescue, and of Kohl and Kali safe at home, below. JM