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Hoosier named Carnegie hero

Posted at 8:08 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 20:08:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man has been named a Carnegie Hero, an award that honors heroism.

60-year-old Russell Allen rescued a 12-year-old boy from two pit bulls in November 2014.

The dogs then attacked Hill and chewed off most of his clothing. Police responded in minutes and ended up shooting the dog.

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The boy was hospitalized for one day, but Hill was hospitalized for 15 days. He endured several surgeries for significant bite wounds, though he did recover.

22 people were honored with the Carnegie Medal for Heroism, three died trying to save others. 

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