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San Jose teen rescues boy swept away by Merced River
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (KGO) -- A South Bay teen is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a boy who faced certain death after being swept into Yosemite's Merced River.
Alec Smith, 16, sprang into action when he spotted the boy being swept towards Vernal Fall.
He vaulted over the protective railing and grabbed the boy before the plunge.
Three people died last year after being swept away by the river's rapids and going over the 317-foot drop.
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