Mountain Home native earns national lifesaver award

Friday, January 13, 2017
Joshua Grimmett was credited with saving the life of a woman after she fell 100 feet into a river near Lucky Peak Reservoir last May. His efforts earned the Mountain Home native the national Carnegie Medal.

One of the lessons Joshua Grimmett's father taught him was "always do the right thing." The lesson and that example paid off May 25 when a woman slipped over the edge of the High Bridge near Lucky Peak Reservoir on Highway 21, prompting the Mountain Home native to spring into action.

Grimmett, 33, recalled the events of that fateful evening. He and his wife, Talitha, were on their way home from church with their baby, Abby, when they passed the woman's car that was stopped at the top of the bridge.

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