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Joey Anderson, 10, with his 4-year-old brother, Jimmy, pose in front of the pool where Joey rescued Jimmy after he jumped into the deep end without a life jacket. Photo by Chelsey Perkins

Ten-year-old rescues younger brother in pool

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Quick action by a 10-year-old to rescue his younger brother from the deep end of the pool led the Crosslake Police Department to present him with a Citizen Lifesaving Award.


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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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