Monday, March 28, 2016

Man who died trying to save grandmother considered for award

A Johnson County man who died trying to save his grandmother during a flood is being considered for an award for his efforts.

34-year-old Scott Johnson is being considered for a medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. The award recognizes those who risk their lives trying to save others.

Kevin Johnson, Scott Johnson's father, says his son tried to get his grandmother out of her mobile home during a flood in Johnson County last July. His son made it inside, but the water lifted the home and pushed it downstream. Johnson and his grandmother died in the flood.

The commission's investigations manager, Jeffrey A. Dooley, says the commission is researching Johnson's actions and says it could be several months before a decision is made.