Indiana Man Recalls Rescue of 2 Drowning Children Earning Him a Carnegie Medal

Indiana Man Recalls Rescue of 2 Drowning Children Earning Him a Carnegie Medal


An Indiana man recently recalled his heroic rescue of two drowning children at St. Pete Beach in Florida, which earned him the Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Scott Cooper was fishing on October 13, 2018, from the dock of a jetty at St. Pete Beach when he heard cries for help. The calls for aid came from a boy who was roughly five-years-old and a girl of about twelve-years-old, who were drowning, according to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Cooper recalled the terrifying moments with WKMG in an interview that aired this week.

#CarnegieHero Scott Cooper was fishing on Oct. 13, 2018, from the dock of a jetty in the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete…

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