Nome Magistrate Judge Pamela Smith gets a hug from her friend, George “Radar” Lambert after Lambert was given a Silver Lifesaving Medal at the Atwood Building courtyard in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday. Lambert was awarded the medal by the U.S. Coast Guard for saving Smith from drowning in Kotzebue in 1998, when he was 10 and she was 12. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Nome Magistrate Judge Pamela Smith gets a hug from her friend, George “Radar” Lambert after Lambert was given a Silver Lifesaving Medal at the Atwood Building courtyard in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday. Lambert was awarded the medal by the U.S. Coast Guard for saving Smith from drowning in Kotzebue in 1998, when he was 10 and she was 12. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl’s rescue

Saved girl from drowning when they were both children.

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