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Joshua Vargas Honored for Doing the Right Thing

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Joshua Vargas was honored at City Hall in Raton today (Dec 21, 2016) for his actions on October 8, 2016 when as he put it, “I was in the right place at the right time.”

Stella Sintas was outside turning her water on in the backyard when she fell head first into the 4x4x4 hole that had the water valves in it. After being trapped in the hole for almost five hours she said she heard the dogs barking and knew someone was close by so she started yelling and soon Joshau Vargas showed up.

He then went to get help and later showed Raton EMS to the location where Sintas had been trapped. Sintas was transported to the hospital where she recovered from her injuries.

In a short statement Vargas simply said, “I am just a 10-year old boy who was in the right place at the right time.” He went on to say that the real heroes are the fire fighters, police and our military, “those are the guys who deserve the real thanks,” he added.

Commissioner Ron Chavez presents Joshua Vargas with a proclamation and a certificate of recognition for his life saving efforts.

Commissioner Ron Chavez presents Joshua Vargas with a proclamation and a certificate of recognition for his life saving efforts.

 

Stella Sintas told the story of how Joshua Vargas came to her rescue after she fell in a hole.

Stella Sintas told the story of how Joshua Vargas came to her rescue after she fell in a hole.

 

The proclamation proclaiming Joshua Vargas Day in Raton

The proclamation proclaiming Joshua Vargas Day in Raton

 

 Joshua Vargas said, "he was just a 10-year old boy in the right place at the right time."

Joshua Vargas said, “he was just a 10-year old boy in the right place at the right time.”

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3 comments on “Joshua Vargas Honored for Doing the Right Thing

  1. JUNE PALOMINO says:

    What awesome values Joshua parents have taught him. Life valves come the home!!!! Good job and God bless!!!
    Stella I’m so relieved that you have recoverd!!! Your angles were with you!!!
    Praise God!!!!! “Happy Holidays”
    🎅🎄 🎊☃🎁

  2. Monique says:

    Great job Joshua. You make Aunty MoMo proud. I know both of your daddies are just as proud. I love u mijo.

  3. Eva Sandoval says:

    What a great story, and such a wonderful young man! God bless him and Stella also.