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Hero located who saved man at Mercer County lake

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) We have learned the identity of the man who saved a boater in Mercer County.

Robert Armstrong, operating an ATV at the time, happened to be at Jimmy Lewis Lake when a man fell off a fishing boat into the frigid water. The victim apparently couldn't swim and started to scream and yell, according to witnesses. Armstrong jumped into the lake and grabbed the struggling victim. Within minutes, emergency workers arrived on scene to help fish the two men out of the water.

"I asked him, I said do you have any injuries? I said did you hurt yourself? He said I am fine. He goes, I just can't swim and I'm glad you are here. I said next time you go fishing just take me with you and we'll do it on the bank, " says Robert Armstrong. 

Robert Armstrong was recognized at work after the original story aired on WVVA.  First responders credit his quick actions for saving the boater's life. 


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