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Millard Boy Scout gets award for saving niece

A Boy Scout here has been awarded the Lifesaving Meritorious Award by the Boy Scouts of America for rescuing his niece from drowning.

Kasyn B. Purcell, son of Boyd and Florence Bunker of Sutherland, was recommended for the award by the Utah National Parks Council Recognition Committee.The youth rescued his 4-year-old niece, Kinsey Anderson, on April 9, 1997, after she fell into an irrigation canal and disappeared below the surface of the muddy water. Kasyn was able to grab hold of her clothing and pull her from the swift-moving canal stream.

Kasyn is a member of Varsity Team #6151, sponsored by the Sutherland 2nd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.