Two Minnesotans are being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism Thursday, the Star Tribune says.
Seventeen-year-old Kali Jo Arnzen of Sauk Centre and 32-year-old Anthony S. Johnson of Farmington will both be recognized for saving men from drowning in two separate incidents.
The St. Cloud Times reports Arnzen, a Sauk Centre high school student, saved Travis Ritter from drowning after his ATV went through the ice on Fairy Lake last December. The 17-year-old used her ice skates as picks and threw Ritter her jacket to pull him to safety.
Johnson managed to rescue 56-year-old Oscar Haddorff from being swept downstream in the Mississippi River near Red Wing in May 2011, according to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission's website. Johnson dove into 62-degree water and towed Haddorff, who outweighed him, in a rushing current.