Boy Scout Zach Ewald of Hacienda Heights is Honored for Risking is Life to Save a Drowning Child

Los Angeles – Supervisor Don Knabe presented a scroll today to Zach Ewald, a Boy Scout from Troop 684, in recognition of his heroic act of rescuing a small child that was drowning.

Last August, while camping with his family in Yellowstone National Park, Zach risked his own life to save a young child from drowning after the child fell into a dangerous section of the Gardner River.

Zach was awarded with the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America. The Medal of Merit is bestowed upon those who display an outstanding act of service, of exceptional character, that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Zach is currently a Life Scout which is one step away from Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout’s highest achievement.

Zach did an incredibly brave thing to save the life of this child, said Supervisor Knabe. Zach is a true life Hero.

Photos of this Board Presentation are available. Any media outlet interested in obtaining copies can call (213) 974-1095.