Student at Naval Aviation Technical Training Oceana honored for rescuing 9-year-old boy from rip current
Michael Yang said the child was yelling for help in between swallowing water.
Author: 13News Now Staff
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A 21-year-old student at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Oceana who saved a young boy caught in a rip current was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for his heroic actions on Tuesday.
On June 30, Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Michael Yang saw the boy struggling to swim about 20 yards off the shore of Dam Neck Annex beaches. That’s where he was working as a lifeguard, according to a release from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.
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