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Siblings Luke, 8, from left, Hannah, 6, and Lilly Kate de Vries, 5. When Hannah was unconscious at the bottom of a swimming pool in Willmar last summer, her younger sister was the one who found help. (Submitted photo courtesy of Amy de Vries)

Coon Rapids, Minn., woman, Willmar, Minn., girl to be honored for saving girl's older sister

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WILLMAR -- It's every parent's worst nightmare: Receiving the news that your 6-year-old child has been pulled, unconscious, from the bottom of a pool.

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Thankfully, for Nathan and Amy de Vries of Willmar, this nightmare had a happier ending than some -- due in large part to the courage of their younger daughter and a stranger who was in the right place at the right time.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.


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