Local teen receives Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Dane Sapp (left) and Zachary Mortenson (right) reunited after rescue.
Dane Sapp (left) and Zachary Mortenson (right) reunited after rescue.

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A local teen was one of 23 people honored with Carnegie Medals for Heroism.

Zachary Mortenson of Hamilton saved Dane Sapp from drowning last summer.

Sapp was struggling to stay afloat in Acton Lake when Mortenson jumped in to help.

He was only 15 at the time.

Carnegie medallists receive financial grants approved by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Click here for more on Mortenson's heroic act.

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