Two heroes honored for saving 3-year-old boy from drowning

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

CEDAR PARK -- Two heroes were honored Tuesday night in Cedar Park for their bravery which saved the life of a three-year-old boy.

Leslie Proctor and Shavaire Griggs didn’t know each other until a near tragedy brought them together on July 20, 2012.
 
Proctor and Griggs were both at the The Ranch at Brush Creek Neighborhood Pool in late July when something out of Proctor’s periphery got her attention.
 
“I thought he was swimming really close to the bottom and I was like why is he swimming so close to the bottom, that's kind of weird. And I was like he's not moving and I said I'm going to go get him,” said Proctor. 
 
The mother of a two-year-old went down into the pool to bring three-year-old Harris Granger to the surface.
 
Granger’s lips were blue and his body was lifeless.
 
U.S. Navy and Afghanistan Veteran Shavaire Griggs jumped in to help Proctor by administering C.P.R. to young Granger.
 
“I'm so glad that everything came out to God's will and he's fine and perfect now, it's amazing,” said Griggs.
 
Both Griggs and Proctor were honored Tuesday night near the same pool where they displayed heroic efforts. The backdrop was Cedar Park’s National Night Out.
 
“CPR and being trained in CPR. You see how valuable it was then having people who will take the initiative and act immediately when it's required and that's what these heroes did,” said Chief Henry Fluck with the Cedar Park Police Department.
 
Parents of the young boy who was saved say one of the lessons learned here is to never take your eyes off of your child even for a second.
 
“What I thought would be a loud commotion and something I would see if my child were in duress, I would hear it it happened right beside me, very, very silent so just have total awareness,” said Allison Granger, Harris’ mother.

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