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By Melissa Gemmell
Special to the East Washingtonian 

Celebrating a young hero


March 12, 2020

–East Washingtonian photo by Melissa Gemmell

Seven-year-old Karl Burnstad, left, was presented with a Lifesaving awards by Undersheriff Rob Patterson, right, for his heroic role in saving his mother's life on November 12, 2019.

DAYTON–A special ceremony was held in the Columbia County Courtroom on February 28, in honor of Karl Burnstad, a seven-year-old, who was presented with a Lifesaving award for saving his mother Tracy's life during a medical emergency last November.

First-grader Karl Burnstad, his mother, father and three siblings live 19 miles out of Dayton on the Tucannon, bordering Garfield County. His mothe...

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