President Truong Tan Sang sent a letter on June 21 to Le Van Duoc, a ninth grade student from Thanh Chuong district, central Nghe An province, praising him for saving five fellow pupils from drowning.

The letter said the 15-year-old boy’s courage and selflessness is a good example to teenagers nationwide.

Through his letter, the President also asked local authorities, schools and families to pay more attention to protecting children and raising their awareness of dangerous situations.

The President ended his letter by wishing Duoc and his family good health and happiness .

Earlier, on June 17 when the five female pupils were catching mussels at Gang River in Thanh Ngoc commune, Thanh Chuong district, they tumbled down deep waters and exhausted. Duoc came just on time to save the girls.-VNA