Marana boys recognized with "Good Citizen" awards for saving man's life
Two Marana boys received "Good Citizen" awards from the Northwest Fire Department because of their bravery, quick thinking and good deed that saved a man's life.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Two Marana boys received "Good Citizen" awards from the Northwest Fire Department because of their bravery, quick thinking and good deed that saved a man's life.
Northwest firefighters presented William Estrella and Julian Rodriguez their certificates at an Estes Elementary School assembly Friday morning.
While walking to school on April 8, the boys heard a man calling for help. One looked after the man and the other rushed to the local Northwest Fire station to alert EMTs.
"If you're doing something and you see someone in trouble don't just walk away," Rodriguez said. "Actually try to help them and if you can't, go get help."
The man the boys assisted, Ed Baltierra, attended the award presentation.
"I think they literally saved my life because I could of bled to death," Baltierra said. "I was very fortunate to see them going to school and hollered for help and here they come."
The boys said they're honored to receive the awards, but what really matters is the man they rushed to help is OK.