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(KSL News) Two Salt Lake City police officers today talked about their weekend heroics.

Detective Kevin Joiner and Officer Brian Bridge were riding horses along the Jordan River Saturday when they spotted kids in the water screaming for help. A six-year-old had gone under and an eight-year-old went in after him.

Detective Joiner jumped in and quickly rescued the eight-year-old. The younger boy was harder to find.

Det. Kevin Joiner/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "I saw a tennis shoe about two to three feet out away from me and it was starting to go down, so I kind of lunged out and grabbed ahold of this boy's ankle."

The six-year-old was not breathing when he was pulled to shore. Officer Bridge did CPR and the boy is expected to recover.

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