Hero of the Week: David King

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Twelve-year-old David King and his mom, Christine, were hiking on a trail above Pearl City in Honolulu. They came across a couple and their dog Smokey who had an injured foot. When David asked them if they needed help, they said, “Yes.” Their two-mile hike turned into a seven-mile nightmare after getting lost. They were tired, hungry, and their injured dog was too heavy to carry.

Well, David put his Boy Scout skills to use! He suggested that they build a stretcher for the dog. They got two long pieces of wood and used their shirts to string across the poles.  They all took turns carrying Smokey down the mountain, while David navigated their way back to the parking lot.

David’s advice for anyone going out on a hiking trail? Think of the worst possible scenarios and prepare for that.

Learn more about this story as covered by Honolulu’s KHON2.

Kix’s Response:

We’re glad everyone, including Smokey, made it back home safely!

David King, at just 12 years old, you are pretty impressive! Great move up there on that mountain! David, you are this week’s ACC Hero.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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