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CORUNNA STUDENT, SWIMMER CREDITED WITH SAVING LIFE OF OWOSSO COMPETITOR
Owosso Swimmer Nearly Drowns At First Meet; Pulled from Water by Rival
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Kamrin Samson, a junior on Owosso's varsity swim team, nearly lost his life at his first swim meet. It happened at Corunna on Thursday, January 4th. Samson is believed to have struggled with breathing before falling limp, ABC 12 reported. Corunna freshman swimmer, Xavier Staubs, was climbing out of the pool when friends drew his attention to Samson's lifeless body falling toward the bottom of the pool. Staubs jumped back in and pulled Samson's body to the surface.
Fortunately, Samson was surrounded by trained medical personnel, including his own coach, Mike Gute.
Samson is recovering and plans to get back into the pool again when he's able. As for Staubs, he told ABC 12 "good people step forward," and that's why when it came to helping Samson, the age-old rivalry between Corunna and Owosso vanished, if just for one critical moment.
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