On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 3:02 a.m., Austin Police responded to a check welfare call in the 6100 block of Fairway Street at the Fairway Village Apartments. The caller believed that a downstairs neighbor, who is disabled, was in distress and called 911.
A 10 year-old boy, Hunter Aguilar, who is in Austin visiting family, heard three distinct whistle blows and alerted his father. Hunter is currently a Boy Scout of America, serving the Aquila District in Des Moines, Washington. Based on his training in the Boys Scouts, Hunter recognized the whistle blows to be a universal sign of distress. Due to Hunter’s training, quick thinking and good decision making the disabled resident received quick medical care.
Hunter will be recognized by the Austin Police Department on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Austin Bergstrom International Airport by the Alaska Air counter. He will be awarded a certificate of appreciation by APD Commander Fred Fletcher.
Media Advisory: Cmdr. Fred Fletcher, Hunter and his family will be available for an interview at ABIA.