Local teen to be honored at Bakersfield Blaze game for rescuing a drowning 11 year-old girl

Christian Lozano battled waves to save girl

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Blaze will be honoring a local man who saved a 11 year-old from drowning near the Ventura Pier last month.

Christian Lozano, 16, rescued Maya Harding from the waves that threatened to drown the girl.

"I heard a cry for help instantly, so I didn't think about it, I just jumped in the water and I just started paddling out," said Lozano.

Read the full story here:  http://bit.ly/lozanoRescue

Both Lozano and family, as well as Harding and her close relatives, will be in attendance for the Bakersfield Blaze baseball game on Saturday, July 20. Gates open at 6:45 p.m., and first pitch is set for 7:45 p.m.

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