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7-year-old honored in Beach for saving grandmother’s life

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Sep 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-06 21:05:18-04

Today wasn't an ordinary day for seven-year-old Tige Lyons. How often does a third grader get a life-saving award from the Mayor of Virginia Beach live during Kempsville Elementary's morning announcements?

And Tige got that award for helping his grandmother Delores Herrit who slipped and fell on their deck last March. 

He adds,"I was sleeping and I heard a boom noise. I didn't know what it was, and then I saw her on the floor."

Tige called for help and stayed with his grandmother making sure she was okay.

Delores says her grandson saved her life.

She adds,"He is a hero. I'm very proud of him. Very proud for a little guy like that to have those feelings that he wants to help."

But if you ask Tige, he says he was doing what every Boy Scout does--helping those who need it especially for his grandmother who means a lot to him.