August 26, 2023 – Scissortail Park – A 17-year-old teenager, Tanner, is being hailed as a hero after he noticed a 2-year-old child struggling in a pond and took immediate action to save the young life. The incident took place while Tanner was spending the day at Scissortail Park with his mother and younger siblings.
According to his mother, Tanner saw the child in distress and, without a word, sprinted toward the water. His quick instincts and bravery resulted in the rescue of the drowning toddler. Tanner did suffer a head injury during the rescue and had to receive medical treatment, including staples for his wound.
Local authorities, including police, fire, and medics, responded to the incident. The child’s mother expressed her overwhelming gratitude, overcome with emotion at Tanner’s lifesaving intervention. Despite his courageous actions, Tanner remains humble and doesn’t fully grasp the magnitude of the tragedy he averted.
The incident serves as a touching reminder of the good that exists in communities and the power of quick thinking and selfless action.