An Ohio teen received a certificate Sunday to honor her for saving her young neighbors’ lives from icy waters.
Brookelynn Pruitt, 13, entered a frozen pond to save her neighbors who fell into the pond, WLWT reported.
Pruitt was braiding her horse’s mane when the horse began to get anxious.
That is when Pruitt noticed her two young neighbors, Hope and Nevadah, out on the pond.
“I seen them running around the pond slipping, sliding, just playing,” Pruitt said. “So, I thought it’s probably a good idea to check on them. I had a bad feeling something was going to happen.”
As Pruitt made her way towards the pond, she recalled that she heard the ice begin to break.
She witnessed Hope fall in, then Nevadah.
Pruitt said that with a combination of common sense and using what she learned from watching National Geographic, she was able to make the