Paramedic Reunites With Little Girl He Saved

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    May 20, 2011: Jay Arnier was awarded a plaque for his quick actions earlier this month when he saw a little girl being pulled out of the water by her frantic mother. (Published Friday, May 20, 2011)

    An Addison paramedic/firefighter on Friday was honored for saving the life of a  young girl who was found floating in the Fox River earlier this month.

    Jay Arnier was fishing with a friend on May 10 when he saw 20-month-old Kaitlyn Winoker being pulled out of the water by her frantic mother.

    Paramedic Honored for Saving Little Girl

    [CHI] Paramedic Honored for Saving Little Girl
    May 20, 2011: Jay Arnier was awarded a plaque for his quick actions earlier this month when he saw a little girl being pulled out of the water by her frantic mother. (Published Friday, May 20, 2011)

    In Woodstock, with Kaitlyn's mother and her twin brother looking on, Arnier was awarded a plaque and recognized by the McHenry County Sheriff.

    "This is what a guardian angel looks like, but on the day of the event, I think he was wearing a flannel shirt and he was traveling in a bass boat," said Sheriff Keith Nygren.

    Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Drowning Baby

    [CHI] Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Drowning Baby
    May 11, 2011: An off-duty firefighter/paramedic puts training to use while spending leisurely morning fishing with a friend. (Published Friday, May 20, 2011)

    Arnier called the experience "exciting," but said it was one he didn't care to repeat.