Man who jumped in a well after a little girl honored

Man who jumped in a well after a little girl honored

TYLER (KYTX)- A man was honored today at the Smith County Commissioners Court meeting for jumping in after a little girl fell into a well earlier this month. 

It was a story you saw only on CBS 19. Johnny Roberson jumped in the unused well after the cover cracked while Laylah Gross was playing on top of it.

Roberson climbed into the well and held Gross above water while waiting for rescuers to arrive.

"I mean really it's good. I've never been in this position before. So it's really exciting but I'm just glad she's alive and I'm alive, that's more important than anything," Roberson said.

Both Roberson and Gross were unharmed in the fall. 

Roberson received a certificate and a standing ovation in this morning's meeting.



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