Teen acts quickly to save boy in pool


Trey Taylor (photo provided)

Kolten Stratton (photo provided)

GREENFIELD — Graduating from kindergarten is an achievement for any youngster, but Kolten Stratton did so Wednesday after a near-death experience days before the ceremony.

On Saturday afternoon, Kolten, 6, was pulled from the bottom of the pool in the Sawmill subdivision in Greenfield, where he had been swimming and enjoying the holiday weekend with his family.

A 16-year-old boy, Trey Taylor, is credited with saving his life.

Trey said he didn’t realize at first it was a child on the bottom of the pool. When he brought him up, he began to worry the boy wouldn’t make it.

“I didn’t know what to think at first because of how he gray he was,” Trey said. “I didn’t know how far along he was. I was thinking the worst.”

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