River rescue hero fund started

Monday, December 27th 2004, 6:02 am
By: News On 6

Some Tulsa businesses are making sure a local hero and his fiancé start their marriage in good financial shape.

The News on 6 first told you about Airman Joshua Johnson last week. He’s the young man who risked his life by diving into the Arkansas River to save a woman and her toddler. Johnson had just proposed to his girlfriend when they saw the mother and child crash into the water. Johnson helped the mother to safety. He then dove under the water to save her 2-year-old son.

Now some Tulsa businessmen are rewarding Johnson for his heroism. Fund organizer Pete Adamson: "It's just a good American thing, he's a serviceman and an Airman, home on leave, and it was a good deed that he did, and we wanted to reward good deeds."

The fund is set up at F&M Bank under Joshua Johnson. The money will be a wedding gift to the Johnson’s in about 6 months.