By CBS3 Staff

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — A Philadelphia man received special recognition Monday night for his heroic actions. The Perkasie Borough Police Department presented a citizen award to Jonathan Stanwood.

On Dec. 29, he was driving in Sellersville when he noticed a 5-year-old boy walk into the Perkiomen Creek. Stanwood stopped his car and rescued the boy from the water.

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The child had run away from his mother as she loaded her car with Christmas gifts.

The mother and boy were also on hand to thank Stanwood Monday night.