A Burleson County Deputy Sheriff and a citizen were presented Lifesaving Awards for their roles in a rescue from Lake Somerville. The two men who were involved in the incident were ultimately released from medical care without injuries after falling out of a boat and being unable to swim. According to authorities, the temperature of the water at the time of the incident was approximately 57 degrees. The two men were clinging onto an overturned kayak about 35 yards from shore. One man was wearing a life jacket and the other was not. Upon being thrown a tow rope one of the men was successfully towed to shore. The other man was struggling in the life jacket which was shifting up towards his head. Both Benn and Bengs had entered the lake and conducted the water rescue. The second man was also rescued after Bengs and Benn were able to get him towed to shore. According to a release from the Burleson County Sheriff's Office, "the Lifesaving Award is awarded to individuals who perform a lifesaving act under extreme circumstances." The actions include those that take "direct, immediate, and positive action to preserve the life of another human who is in danger of dying." "As part of our community service approach, we often rely upon our citizens to be our eyes and ears in our communities. Mr. Nathan Benn was also recognized for his extraordinary performance in his action to save the life of a person and assist Deputy Bengs, a Burleson County Deputy," said Sheriff Gene Hermes in a press release related to the awards.