A Rutherford County Boy Scout received a special award Tuesday for saving his three-year-old cousin from drowning in a swimming pool.
Fourteen-year-old Trey McAdams is a member of Troop 398 in Murfreesboro and received the Lifesaving Award at Tuesday's annual Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America annual luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
"She thought she had her floaties on but, she didn't [and] it was only me and my grandmother there and she kind of panicked [so] I jumped in fully clothed," Trey said of rescuing his little cousin last summer.
Katie McAdams, Trey's mom, told Nashville's News 2, "We attribute a lot of good character traits to what the Scouts have taught him, the lifesaving traits."
She continued, "He knew what to do when we probably would have panicked."
Former Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper was among this year's featured speakers at the luncheon.
Just two months ago, at a dinner before the Rose Bowl, Asper saved a man's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
"I was an Eagle Scout in high school [and] I got the first aid merit badge," Asper said. "It's just what you're supposed to do. If somebody needs help, you help them out."
Trey said he plans to continue his scout training and follow in Asper's, his dad's and grandfather's footsteps by becoming an Eagle Scout.
The annual Boy Scout luncheon attracts more than 900 of Middle Tennessee's business and community leaders each year, with pledged donations exceeding $1.7 million each of the past two years.
The Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America serves nearly 37,000 youth and adult volunteers in a 37-county area in Tennessee and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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