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Teenager Saves Girl After Falling in a River in Irrigon

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It's a story you'll only see on NBC Right Now, an icy river rescue involving a 15 year-old heroically saving another child's life. It's a story you'll only see on NBC Right Now, an icy river rescue involving a 15 year-old heroically saving another child's life.

IRRIGON, OR - It's a story you'll only see on NBC Right Now, an icy river rescue involving a 15-year-old heroically saving another child's life.

Two young girls were playing at the edge of an icy and snowy dock until one of them fell into the frozen water. Luckily enough, a stranger was around to help.

"She could have died and that makes me happy that I helped her," said 15-year-old Karly Farnsworth.

Karly Farnsworth was driving by when she heard a cry for help.

"She said help, help my sister's in the water. I remember running down to the dock because I kept almost falling" Karly said.

When she made it to the edge of the icy water, a girl a little younger than her was barley staying above the water. The little girl was frozen, in shock, and unable to stay afloat.

"I grabbed her by her hands and I yanked as hard as I could," she said.

Karly had to get her legs in the water using the pole on the dock to anchor herself.

"I put my legs under her and pulled her up with all my might and I was happy by then, she got out of the water," she said.

Farnsworth says she wasn't trying to be a hero, just acting on an impulse to help others in trouble. Her mother says it's something she's always done, thinking of others.

"I'm very proud of her, she's my little hero," said Shari Farnsworth, Karly's mother.

They warmed the girl up in their jeep until an ambulance arrived to take the girl away.

"I wasn't really thinking. It was kind of just throwing myself into it. I knew that I had to do it because there was life at risk. So I just wen for it," Karly said.

Now Farnsworth just wants to meet the girl again to make sure she's okay. She say's she'd gladly react the same way next time a stranger is in trouble.

"When I hear help, I go to help. I'm going to help, I don't want anyone to be hurt," she said.

The family has no idea what happened to the girl who was in the river. If you have any information about this situation feel free to email us at news@KNDU.com or message us on Facebook.

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