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Garces student rescues man from canal

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:37:43-05

A Garces High School student is being called a hero on Friday after officials said he helped rescue a man who drove his truck through a fence and into a canal.

Officials said on social media that Dominic Fanucchi, a sophomore, and his mother witnessed the accident when Fanucchi went into action.

"We are all proud of you and your instinct to rush in and help someone in need. " Garces officials said on their page.

Garces officials added that this is not the first time Fanucchi has stopped to help someone in need.

Fanucchi is a student athlete at Garces and is currently on the school's basketball team.

"Dominic, you make all of us proud to be a Ram," Garces officials said.