Kerri Fuller thought it was going to be a normal evening at Gray’s Lake in Des Moines last summer.
That all changed when a little girl started to struggle in the lake after swimming out to a buoy. YMCA staff member Krista McCalley also happened to be at Gray’s Lake that evening coaching a youth triathlete on her swimming technique.
“Krista was in the water and she seemed to be watching the lake even though she was there on her own time,” Fuller said. “When she saw the girl struggling, Krista jumped into action.
“I was amazed at how quickly she noticed this little girl.”
For her heroics, McCalley was recently named to WHO Radio's Hall of Heroes.