Hometown Hero: Page McCracken and Malikai Bethea

DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Becoming a hero often happens in a moment's notice, with someone jumping in without thinking just as help is needed the most.

WSAZ.com's Michael Clouse met two boys who made that choice, likely saving a child's life.

Wyatt Kuhn, a 2-year-old boy, recently escaped his babysitter's watch and took off down the street.

"Not everyday you see a child running around in a field," Page McCracken said.

Page and Malikai Bethea, both who are 12, found Wyatt, dressed in pajamas, about a block away from where he ran away.

Page and Malikai went door to door until they found someone who knew something about Wyatt.

Dunbar Police Chief Jess Bailes was among those grateful for the boys' quick thinking.

"I can't say enough about their judgment and how appreciative we are for the information," Bailes said.

WSAZ.com also took note, honoring Page and Malikai as our latest Hometown Heroes.


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