An off-duty officer with the Onalaska (MN) Police Department who rescued two men in danger of drowning in a lake over Independence Day weekend is being hailed by the family as a hero.

According to ABC News, Molly Freehill saw that her fiance Justin Meier, and her father, Steven Freehill, started to drift off a small island in the middle of the Lawrence Lake channel.

The woman began to call 911 for assistance as the two men drifted further from her and began to show signs of distress. That's when Officer Tyler Blair pulled up beside the men in his boat and pulled them to safety.

The Freehill family said they are forever grateful for Blair's quick lifesaving action.

 

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