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Deputy who saved man nominated for Red Cross award

Wed., Sept. 29, 2010, midnight

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has been nominated for a Red Cross award for saving a man who drove into a South Hill swimming pool.

Deputy Brandon Armstrong rescued a 76-year-old man from a sinking car after the motorist drove off Glenrose Road and into a swimming pool in February.

Armstrong dived into the pool, and firefighters helped pull the man to safety.

The man had suffered a medical emergency, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Armstrong and the firefighters, who were not identified in a Sheriff’s Office news release, are candidates for the American Red Cross Water Safety Hero Award. Winners will be recognized at the annual Honoring Hometown Heroes luncheon Nov. 10 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

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