(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Tomblin, Mr. President, Fanning, Chafin, Dempsey, Rowe, Helmick, Kessler, Bowman, Edgell, Prezioso, McCabe, Bailey, Caldwell, Unger, Minard, Sharpe, Ross, Love, Oliverio, Hunter, McKenzie, Smith, Harrison, Weeks, Boley, Guills, Minear and Sprouse)

Recognizing the heroic efforts of Nathan Blevins for risking his life to save another.

Whereas, On the night of Monday, February 17, 2003, a Wayne County resident lost control of her vehicle on Route 75 near Spring Valley and plunged into the swift waters of Twelvepole Creek in Wayne County; and
Whereas, The victim, trapped in her car with only an air pocket allowing her to breathe, cried out for help. As the Wayne County 911 Center was called by a neighbor, the Randy Blevins family ran to help; and
Whereas, Nathan Blevins, a student at Spring Valley High School, jumped into the flooded, icy creek and was able to open the door of the mostly submerged vehicle. With his father's pocket knife, he cut the seat belt from the victim, pulled her from the vehicle and, with his father's help, brought her safely to shore; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the heroic efforts of Nathan Blevins for risking his life to save another; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Nathan Blevins.