14-year-old Riley John is being hailed a hero after he jumped off a cliff  into an ice cold creek, risking his own life to save another.


Riley was at Cope Park in Juneau Alaska, when he saw five-year-old Mason slip and fall 15 ft into a creek.



The teen didn't waste any time, and immediately jumped in after the child, passing him to a friend to get him out of the water quickly.


Riley's efforts saved little Mason's life and he is being hailed a hero by both authorities and the youngster's mum, who says she is eternally grateful to the teen for risking his life. 



According to Inside Edition, the teen was honoured during a ceremony at his school by the police, and received a commendation award for his bravery. 


What an incredible young man; his story definitely deserves to be shared.