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3 Kansas students credited with rescuing boy in Florida

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Three University of Kansas fraternity brothers on a spring break trip to Florida are credited with rescuing a young boy from a riptide.

The Kansas City Star reports that Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers Jared Cox, of Overland Park; Connor Churchill, of Olathe; and Cole Firmature, of Omaha, Nebraska, went to a beach on March 11 in Destin, Florida. They were at a beach bar when they heard a woman cry out for a lifeguard and point to the water.

There was no lifeguard patrolling the beach at the time and the three men sprinted to the water.

They spotted a young boy drifting on a boogie board 40 yards out into the ocean. The three men swam out and brought the child to shore by pushing him on the board.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

The Associated Press

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