Lifeguard honored for saving 9-year-old girl's life in Connecticut

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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A heroic lifeguard was honored after she helped save the life of a 9-year-old girl who could have drowned.

NORWALK, Connecticut (WABC) -- The lifeguard who saved a 9-year-old girl's life was honored for her heroic actions on Monday.

The incident was reported at Calf Pasture Beach.

Norwalk police responded to a report of a young girl floating face-down in the water and unresponsive.

When they rushed in, they found lifeguard Morgan Saunders performing CPR on the 9-year-old named Alexis.

They were so impressed with her life-saving efforts that they nominated Saunders for a Civilian Award.

Saunders received the award on Monday from Mayor Harry Rilling.

Alexis and her family were also there to express their gratitude.

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