Two boys in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka region will receive a state award for rescuing a teacher drowning in a river in late March, the regional government reported on Monday.
Svetlana Nayanova, a primary school teacher, had fallen through the ice when she went down to the river to get some water. Her cries for help were heard by two teenagers, Sergey and Alexey Yaganovs, who were driving a snowmobile along the river.
The boys “rushed to help her,” Kamchatka region’s government web site said.
They managed to pull the teacher out of the water and bring her to home.
The award will commend the boys for audacity and selflessness in saving a life, the government said.