Boy climbs through ‘doggie door’ to help save a life

Tully Wassom helped save a life in Xenia. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
Tully Wassom helped save a life in Xenia. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Xenia boy’s unusual idea ended up saving a person’s life.

Tully Wassom, 6, was honored Wednesday for his role in a rescue on Florida Drive in Xenia in April.

Medic crews responded to the home to treat a person who fell. Medics arrived to find the doors locked and they couldn’t get inside.

While they waited for someone to arrive with a key, Tully volunteered to climb through the pet door and unlock the house for medics.

Tully is the grandson of a neighbor.

The medics were able to get the victim safely to the hospital.

Tully was honored with an official proclamation from the City of Xenia for his efforts.

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