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  • Anonymous

    Nice job boys! Your parents have taught you well!

    • Anonymous

      Right.  Glad it all turned out well.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to both boys. It is so heartwarming to know that when someone is in trouble you were there to help them out.
    I hope the town does something nice for you two.

  • Pav

    Two very brave and caring young men!  Thank-you….

  • Anonymous

    True heroes

    • Anonymous

      Does ANYONE know how to use an apostrophe any more? They are heroes, not hero’s, though each of them deserves a hero’s welcome.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the grammer lesson.  I feel it doesn’t matter how it is written it is the beautiful in the life lesson that counts.  GREAT JOB heroes or hero’s

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the best stories I have read all summer.  I am glad that things turned out as well as they did for all involved.  I hope that the couple in trouble appreciates their acts of bravery as much as they, and more importantly, their mothers/parents do.  As the mom of 2 young boys, I would be overwhelmingly proud of them, but somewhat scared of what the potential outcome could have been, meaning one of the boys drowning.  In the end, these boys made a split second decision that worked out for everyone and this woman owes them her life…good work boys.

  • Anonymous

    This selfless act was a true test of character and bravery.  Some day you boys will be the movers and shakers in the world, making a difference for the better.   

  • Anonymous

    Great job boys for a job well done!   You parents should be very proud. 

  • Anonymous

    These two young men deserve to be hailed as heroes. They risked their lives to help two people who might otherwise have drowned in the river. Their parents and community can be very proud of them, and I hope the couple they saved will be forever grateful. What a great story!

  • Anonymous

    Imagine actually saving a life! What a thing you boys did.

  • Anonymous

    Just a tip for anyone that ever has to do this, use a towel, shirt or any similar object to bring with you to have the drowning victim grab a hold of as you bring them to shore.  This allows you to remain a safe distance from the victim.  Many people die every year trying to save someone from drowning.  For more information, visit Redcross.org

    • Anonymous

      Good tip! And a hearty WELL DONE, LADS!

    • Anonymous

      Or check the Scouting manual.

    • Anonymous

      That might be a good tip but I can’t quite picture it.  I was always taught that a drowning swimmer will pull you under with them.  I was taught to wait until they quit thrashing, then bring them to shore and revive them.  These young heros did it the hard way but it worked out ok.  Great job guys

  • Amazing young men :-)

  • Anonymous

    Awesome

  • Anonymous

    Great Job Guys!

  • Anonymous

    You are definitely heroes! Good job!

  • Anonymous

    I came very close to drowning and cannot express how much I appreciate those who rescued me (and these were people I knew).   I’ll never forget.   My memory is as vivid as though it occured yesterday   so this article triggered a few goose bumps.   Survivors and HEROS develop a very unique  bond.  These kids need to be recognized in a big way!   If they need anything at all just say the word.           

  • Anonymous

    What incredible young men! I hope the Governor sees this story after his recent comments on Maine’s youth……

  • Anonymous

    I remember when we used to swing into the Stillwater on a rope swing….you had swim hard to get back toward the shore….definatly not a place for inexperienced swimmers

  • Anonymous

    Good job, guys!

    Everyone is lucky that the water is low in the Stillwater.  Apparently the boys were far enough away from the dam in lesser current.  Apparently, the rescued couple was too close to the dam. There is currently very slow current in the Stillwater except near the dam.

  • Anonymous

    gonna be hard to beat that when school starts and teacher says, “so what did you young men do this summer?”……..great instincts, great piece of work.  all of Maine is proud of you.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this couple realizes how much these boys gave of themselves when they risked their own lives to save them.   These two boys will go far……………either of you interested in being a doctor and saving more lives?    LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow sweet story, bro. guess u had 2b ther

  • Anonymous

    Good work Guys. 

  • Anonymous

    this story just shows not all teenagers are bad and that some parents are doing a fine job raising their children!

  • Carol Francis

    These young men are definitely Hero’s…..The fire department needs to give these boys some real public recognition for their bravery. Good Job !!!

  • Anonymous

    True heros, you make us Mainers proud, thank you and  the same to the parents who did a fine job raising their sons.

  • Anonymous

    In a time when we hear so much about the trouble teens cause or get into, to read something like this….

    That these two boys risked their lives to help complete strangers (really, how often does anyone do that now a days?)… These boys are true heroes. Congratulations boys, your parents should be very proud of you.

    • Anonymous

      Heck, I don’t know these fellas and I’M proud of them! 

  • Anonymous

    Well done, lads.

  • Now this what ya like to read about with the young people today its crime, job well done boys.

  • Anonymous

    Nice work boys! Heros!

  • Anonymous

    Good parents good kids great story nice work fellas

  • Alice Clark Goldsmith

    So very proud of these young men…

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations boys on a job well done!

  • Anonymous

    A couple of great kids!!!

  • If I were Stephen King both of these boys would have a full scholarship for 8 years of college.

    The humble Farmer

  • What an admirable thing to do for being 16 years old!

  • Anonymous

    Now hopefully this story stays good and the woman he rescued doesn’t try and file some bullshit lawsuit against him.  Wouldn’t be the first time it happened and sadly wouldn’t be the last….Good to see there is still some humanity left in this world.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!Heros!!!Good story and great photo!!!

  • Anonymous

    WOW! These boys  saved those peoples lives.They are true hero’s. What terrific young men they are.

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Guys!

  • Sally Mcdermott

    Great job guys! You did good!

  • Anonymous

    Too bad there wasn’t a sign there that warned people about the dangers of swimming there…..Translation for Comments (To bad their wasnt a sign their that warned peopel about the danger’s of swimming their)

  • The values and attributes these young men displayed speek very highly of their upbringing. You just don’t see too much of this in todays youth.  Job well done Boys!

  • james hawks

    This is awesome to read.  It’s good to know that there are still people out there that care about their fellow man.  

  • Anonymous

    Teenagers take note: These boys should be your role models.  Well done gentlemen! I hope that both of you boys receive tons of praise and gratitude for your actions. Oh, and the couple that you saved? Lets hope that they truly appreciate the risk you both took when you saved their lives. 

  • 2 true heros–hats off to you 2 guys

  • hats off to you 2 true heros

  • Anonymous

    Outstanding boys!  I tell you what, I might try to jump in and help, but I know if someone started dragging me under my basic animal instincts would have kicked in and I would have let her go if I felt I was going to drown…this, to me, is what makes what these boys did even more amazing…true heroes…hopefully this woman understands what this boy did for her at the risk of his own life.  Glad everyone is okay!

  • That father is right.  His son and his friend are definitely heroes.  He should be very proud.

  • Fine young men! Well done!

  • Andyman

    Outstanding!  True heroes and all of their parents should be proud of them!

  • Scott Abfalter

    Fine young men!

  • These two young men are truly heroic. Something to think about when complaining that our youth are too selfish.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome story..good work kids!!

    Pro Tip: If you aren’t good at swimming…don’t jump in rivers.

    • Anonymous

      Good advice!  I live on a river and can’t swim.  Always wear a life jacket – they work. 

  • Great job, boys.   I’m proud to know you’re in our community.  Now, as for that couple:  think about the fact that you put 2 kids’ lives in danger by swimming in an area you shouldn’t…those kids could have died saving you.  You owe them BIG.

  • jimzcarz

    Great job gentlemen
    ,,/..(*_*)..,,/
    jimmy
    San Jose

  • Derek Stevens

    You guys are American heros!

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