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BOISE -- A Timberline High School senior was honored today with a surprise ceremony.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter presented 18-year-old Clay Kenyon with a lifesaving commendation after he risked his own life to rescue a woman who had fallen into a canal.

Clay was riding his bike near Barber Park last month when he heard someone yelling for help. That's when he saw a woman trapped in the New York Canal.

Clay jumped into the water and brought the 70-year-old woman to safety.

That woman, Jo Ann Conger, was at today's ceremony, where she continued to thank Clay for his heroic efforts.

I just wanted to commend this young man for everything that life has to offer him, and then some, because he is a great young man, said Conger.

Conger says she was picking flowers when she fell into the canal. Still a little bruised up, she says she's on the mend.

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