Stories You Loved: Prison Inmates Save Three Boys from Drowning

02/09/2013 at 06:00 AM EST

Stories You Loved: Prison Inmates Save Three Boys from Drowning
From left: Larry Bohn, Nelson Pettis and Jon Fowler
With Christopher Dorner's manhunt currently dominating the news, it was a sigh of relief to read that inmates rescued three brothers from drowning.

Readers loved the story about Nelson Pettis, 37, Larry Bohn, 29, and Jon Fowler, 29, who were finishing up some community service near their Yacolt, Wash., corrections facility, and heard children's screams from a nearby creek.

Realizing the kids' canoe had capsized, dumping the boys into the cold, 25-mph current, the inmates leapt into the water and rescued them.

The men took off their shirts to wrap up the shivering boys, all of whom were taken to the hospital for mild hypothermia.

Just because we're incarcerated doesn't mean we're bad people," Fowler told reporters. "We made some bad choices in our lives, but we're still just like everybody else."

For the full story, click here.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters