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Logan Parnell, 9, of Somerset, stands in the ditch near his home just off County Road I where he spotted his neighbor in need of medical assistance earlier this summer. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Boy spots injured woman in ditch, gets help

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Logan Parnell, 9, of the Town of Somerset, was tardy on his last Thursday of third grade -- sports day. Without a really good excuse, he wouldn't be able to participate in his class sports day.


But Logan did have a good excuse. He was helping a neighbor through a medical emergency.

As Sheila Parnell, Logan's mom, began driving him to school that day, she came to a T-intersection just feet from her driveway, looked right and turned left.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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