AUSTIN — A 10-year-old Boy Scout will be honored by the Austin Police Department for helping save a man’s life.
Police say they received a check welfare call around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. A man living in the Fairway Village Apartments on Fairway Street needed help and called 911.
Police say Hunter Aguilar was in Austin visiting his family when he heard the man’s whistle blows. Hunter recognized the whistle blows as distress calls, thanks to his training in the Boy Scouts. Hunter then got the attention of his father.
‘Due to Hunter’s training, quick-thinking and good decision-making, the disabled resident received quick medical care,’ Austin police said in a statement.
Hunter will be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Austin Police Department on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.