Xavier Staubs receives national recognition for saving rival swimmer's life

Xavier Staubs of Corunna receives recognition from U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar.
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CORUNNA (WJRT) (2/20/2018) - A Corunna High School swimmer received national recognition for his heroics, coming to the rescue of a fellow swimmer who nearly drowned during a swim meet.

Xaxier Staubs had just completed his leg of the medley relay during a meet with cross-town rival Owosso High School people started motioning to him.

Staubs looked in the pool and saw an Owosso swimmer sinking to the bottom of the pool. Staubs didn't hesitate, diving right in to save him.

With the help of coaches and bystanders with medical training, they brought the swimmer back to the surface and revived him. The swimmer went on to make a complete recovery.

"It makes me feel great, knowing that I saved someone, saved somebody's family a lot of pain and despair," Staubs said. "Overall, just helping somebody makes me feel amazing."

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar honored Staubs with a notation he had placed in the Congressional Record. Staubs' actions will forever be recorded in the National Archives.

"His quick thinking and action, saving the life, tremendous presence of mind and really looking out for his fellow competitor, just a great example of leadership on the part of Xavier and helping the whole community," Moolenaar said.

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