Last Wednesday, Larch Corrections Center inmates Larry Bohn, Nelson Pettis and Jon Fowler were doing maintenance in a park with seven other inmates from the Washington state prison when they heard young boys screaming for help.
Three boys, aged 8, 10 and 16, had been tossed from their canoe when it capsized and were being dragged down a cold, fast-moving creek.
"We just thought it was some kids screaming until we seen their two heads bobbing in the water with the canoe upside down," Pettis, 37, told FOX 12. "They were coming down over flooded Salmon Creek. It was raging pretty fast."
Pettis dove into the water and let the current push him to a shallow area where he could stand.
"I don’t think I was thinking at all," Pettis told the Columbian. "I was just really concentrating on getting them to safety."
"They actually came to me right there," Pettis told FOX 12. "Right then, the current sweptRead More »from Three inmates save young boys from drowning in creek