Joshua Gary Grimmett, second from right, of Boise, Idaho, says there’s something much better than winning an award. He told a reporter from KTVB that it is the “happy ending” for the young woman whose life he spared. On May 25, 2016, Grimmett, then 33, entered the cold water of Moses Creek near Boise, swam 275 feet out to the woman, and towed her back to the bank. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal in December, and its presentation to him in February 2017 was by Idaho U.S. Sen. James E. Risch. Grimmett was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Talitha, and their children, Abigail, 2, and Isaac Routson, 12. Photo courtesy of the senator’s office. Read more.
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