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Teens save a rival swimmer's life at high school swim meet

On Thursday, Corunna swimmers Xavier Staubs and Grant Warner had just wrapped up their first event, when they noticed Owosso junior Kamrin Samson was having trouble. They worked together to save him. (Photo: James Tyler)

CORUNNA, Mich., - It's well known when Corunna and Owosso high school sports team meet, it's going to be interesting because of their intense rivalry.

But that all changed when a rivalry became a team effort to save a life.

On Thursday, Corunna swimmers Xavier Staubs and Grant Warner had just wrapped up their first event, when they noticed Owosso junior Kamrin Samson was having trouble.

Samson was sinking to the bottom of the pool, Staubs and Warner quickly went into action, bringing Samson to the surface to safety.

Owosso's head coach, a former police officer, performed a life-saving technique called a sternum rub and Samson began breathing again.

He was then taken to a local hospital.

Kamrin Samson is doing well, his doctor's say he can't swim for another week so his lungs can completely heal.

Corunna's coach says he will start requiring his all of swimmers become certified in CPR next season.


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