Man receives life saving award after saving man trapped in truck

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Man receives life saving award after saving man trapped in truck

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 12:11 AM

EAGLE -- A young man who helped save a driver after an accident in Eagle is the recipient of a lifesaving award.

On the afternoon of September 5, during a thunderstorm, Chas LeBreton's sister was driving on Eagle Road behind a pickup truck when a tree fell onto the pickup, pinning the driver inside

LeBreton's sister went to get help from LeBreton, who was working nearby at Twin Oaks Farm, where he had just learned how to use heavy equipment.

Two co-workers and LeBreton rushed to the pickup and with help from his boss, LeBreton was able to use a loader to lift the tree off the truck.

That allowed firefighters to get the driver out of the pickup, and begin emergency care as quickly as possible.

The Eagle Fire Department presented LeBreton with its Life Saving Award at Tuesday night's fire commission meeting.

"I was not expecting this. It's been very gratifying to know that Jim's OK and that I could have been a proactive member of the community." said LeBreton.

Chas graduated from Eagle High School last May, and is now attending Boise State University.
 

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