MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Inver Grove Heights boy scout received the Medal of Merit Monday night for saving his mother’s life.

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Kyle Dickison saved his mother when she fell through the ice on the Mississippi River in 2009 trying to rescue the family dog.

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Dickison called 911 and brought his mother a ladder to cling to until help arrived.

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Firefighters pulled Dickison’s mother and the dog to safety.