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September 23, 2004

Lee County -- Two Lee County deputies win high praise for saving a 12-year-old girl from drowning in the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Over the weekend the child was playing along the creek when a swift current carried her into the water.

When officers arrived, the girl was clinging to a tree in the creek, and it was breaking up. That's when Deputies Todd Beaver and Jim Wright dove into water to save the girl.

"I can't put it into words what it means for these guys to put their lives on the line everyday," says Chief Dennis Parker of the Lee County Sheriff's Department

Beaver and Wright are now being recommended on both the county and state level for recognition for their service and heroism.

posted at 7:50PM by scott.hunter@walb.com