A summer blackberry picking outing on August 20 resulted in a near tragedy when 8-year-old MaKayla Moss fell into a West Boise Canal canal.
MaKayla and her sister Brianna,13, were “adventuring” along the canal, picking berries when the younger girl reached out to a duckling swimming past. In an instant she found herself in the cold, fast moving water in a panic.
Brianna jumped into the water and helped her sister to a rock on the bank. Neither girl suffered any injuries, but have vowed to stay away from ditch banks and canals in the future.
For her quick thinking and fast action, Brianna has won a “GUARDIAN OF BOISE” award worth a pizza dinner at the Idaho Pizza Company on Broadway.
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