Steven L. Rogge saved a boy from drowning, Farmington, New Mexico, April 14, 2013. A 12-year-old boy was wading along the bank of the Animas River when he slipped, fell, and was swept over a two-foot drop into a 12-foot-deep pool of water just below the drop, where he submerged. In another party at the scene, Rogge, 40, technician, ran along the bank of the river to a point opposite of where the boy was last seen. He dived into the river, swam about 30 feet, and submerged twice before finding the boy. Grasping the boy, Rogge pushed off the bottom of the river and surfaced with him. Maintaining his hold of him, Rogge let the river carry them about 100 feet downstream to shallower water. He stood there and assisted the boy from the river. The boy was treated at the scene for a cut on his foot, and Rogge fractured a toe and sustained cuts and bruises to his legs. He fully recovered.
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