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Man who saved boy from drowning receives Outstanding Citizen award

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division identified the man on Wednesday who saved a 5-year-old boy from drowning over the weekend and presented him with an award.

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division identified the man on Wednesday who saved a 5-year-old boy from drowning over the weekend and presented him with an award.

Dustin Curtis, who originally wanted to remain anonymous, was identified by Mitchell authorities Wednesday as the man who administered CPR to a boy at the Quality Inn after he was discovered to be unresponsive in the swimming pool.

Curtis was presented the Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division's Outstanding Citizen Award by Chief Lyndon Overweg.

"We would like to thank him for his quick thinking and lifesaving measures which saved the life of a child," a Facebook post by the department read.

The department said the Outstanding Citizen award is presented to a citizen "who substantially assisted the Mitchell Police Division or any of its members, or another member of the community, above and beyond the scope of normal civic responsibility."

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In the post, he Mitchell Department of Public Safety also encouraged everyone to become CPR certified, saying "it may save a life as it did in this situation." Classes are offered in Mitchell at the Department of Public Safety building the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call (605) 995-8400, ext. 5264.

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