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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Girl, 12, called hero for helping rescue drowning boy at Long Beach

Nicole Kissel, 12, describes how she attempted to rescue drowning victim Dale Ostrander, 12, during a press conference at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Ostrander spent as long as 20 minutes immersed in the Pacific Ocean surf before he was rescued.