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Austin Police honor boy who saved neighbor

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More than a dozen Austin Police officers came together on Wednesday to honor a 10-year-old boy scout who saved the life of a handicapped neighbor.

Hunter Aguilar said the neighbor was an elderly paraplegic man who fell out of his wheelchair and was unable to get up for nearly seven hours.

"He hears the three whistle blast from this person who needs help and takes the initiative to let his family know they need to get help for this person," said Boy Scouts spokesperson Charles Mead. "He was very insistent which was a really good thing because according to police this was a lifesaving situation."

"I heard the whistles and it ran through my head and I shot up off the couch and ran to tell my dad," Aguilar said.

"Just knowing my son acted on his own will and alerted me makes me so proud of him and the overall boy scout program," his father Adrian Aguilar said.

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