Concilman Matt Westmoreland alongside Zachary Bryant

Atlanta, GA (CBS46) The Atlanta City Council recognized a young man who saved the life of a fellow Boy Scout while both were on a rafting trip.

Zachary Bryant was honored before the Atlanta City Council on Monday.

According to a Facebook post by Atlanta City Councilman Matt Westmoreland, the scout fell in the Nantahala River in North Carolina during a trip last year. 

Bryant is a student at Druid Hills High School and is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

He thanked his parents for being great mentors for him and also thanked the Atlanta City Council for the honor.

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