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Man Receives High 5 for Heroic Effort

Man Receives High 5 for Heroic Effort

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(KSL News) A Riverdale man responded heroically to save his friend's life, despite his own physical challenges. For that, he received a High 5 this morning.

Last fall, Adam Hales went four-wheeling in jeeps with his friends. Near the mouth of Weber Canyon, one of the jeeps overturned and fell into the river. A friend was trapped inside.

"Adam, without hesitation, jumped into the water," his parents explained. "The seatbelt wouldn't release, so he hurried and had a buddy throw a knife down to him and cut him out [of the seatbelt] before he drowned."

The friend he saved is an airman at Hill Air Force Base. Adam, who has a prosthetic leg, was awarded a Command Award for Valor for his actions. It's the highest possible honor for a civilian.

Adam said, "I just did what needed to be done at the moment to save a friend."

If you'd like to nominate someone for a High 5, follow the link on this page.

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