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Kingston man wins Carnegie Medal for rescuing child at Scituate beach

A Kingston man has won a Carnegie Medal for heroism and an accompanying $5,000 grant for saving a 10-year-old boy from drowning last year at a Scituate beach.

In a statement on its website, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission said that Robert Eli Meyer, 29, rescued Johaun B. Bennett on May 14, 2011 after Bennett had been playing in knee-deep water and was suddenly swept farther out by a strong undertow.

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