Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree

Posted: Updated:

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio teenager has been awarded one of the Boy Scouts' highest honors for helping save another Scout who was pinned by a fallen tree.

Fourteen-year-old Brandon Klotter was presented with the organization's National Medal of Merit in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison on Wednesday. The medal was given to him by Max Kramer, the boy he helped save.

In June, Klotter and Kramer were sleeping in their tent at Camp Michaels in Union, Kentucky, when a tree fell on Kramer. Klotter gave him first aid and ran about a quarter-mile to get help.

Kramer told WLWT-TV he wasn't sure he would survive. He suffered broken ribs, a lacerated lung and a shattered spleen. He recovered from the injuries and is back at school and playing football.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:32 GMT

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>
  • Fake EMS caller scams elderly Niles woman

    Fake EMS caller scams elderly Niles woman

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:47 PM EST2018-01-19 22:47:44 GMT

    A caller pretending to work for an emergency response system company scammed an elderly Niles woman into giving him her checking information.  

    More >>

    A caller pretending to work for an emergency response system company scammed an elderly Niles woman into giving him her checking information.  

    More >>
  • ICE reviewing stay request for Al Adi

    ICE reviewing stay request for Al Adi

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-01-19 22:26:25 GMT

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has received a committee notification from the Chair of the Judiciary Committee requesting a stay for Amer "Al" Adi Ofman.  

    More >>

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has received a committee notification from the Chair of the Judiciary Committee requesting a stay for Amer "Al" Adi Ofman.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms