Teen Saves 9-Year-Old Boy From Waterfall

Alec Smith jumped into action after seeing a boy float down Yosemite National Park's Merced River.
1:01 | 04/15/13

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All of a sudden you're this mom screaming you know and bloody murder -- my god -- my baby -- Monday after hop the fence. I did hear my parents came right now no please no don't do it now -- please god no no and it was just so fast and he just -- -- -- and just like that. Sixteen year old Alex Smith -- Stanley had just hike to the top of Vernal fall when a nine year old boy fell into the Merced River. The teen jumped over the railing held onto -- -- and snagged the boy as he was going by in the swift rapids then Alex dad came to help them both back. The safety. When. When I reached and he used me he looked up -- thank. You know the craziest looking as -- just please tell me -- then I looked and I have not only my son but my has been out there as well so that was. You know -- than just -- terrifying. This picture is the only photo the Smith hasn't Alec and the boy he saved. It was taken just after the nine year old had finished telling Alec thank you.

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