LOGAN, W.Va. -- A 14-year-old boy acted courageously when he pulled a man who was drowning from the Guyandotte River in Logan on Monday evening, Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper said.
The victim, Malcolm Ray Meade of Verdunville, had been swimming in the river when he began drowning. The boy, who was fishing nearby, saw Meade in distress, pulled him from the river and began administering CPR, Harper said.
"That's pretty remarkable for a kid that age," he said.
Meade was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
The accident occurred near the confluence of the Guyandotte River and Island Creek near the Water Street bridge.
"It's not a common swimming hole," Harper said.The boy's name is not being released because he is a minor.
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