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PAYSON, UT - JULY 31: A Boy Scout salutes the American flag at camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah. The Mormon Church is considering pulling out of its 102 year old relationship with the Boy Scouts after the Boy Scouts changed it's policy on allowing gay leaders in the organization. Over 99% of the Boy Scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the Mormon Church. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

A 13-year-old Boy Scout is using his ingenuity to make a difference in his community. When Kaial Hajik found out about people drowning in the Gulf of Mexico near his hometown of Panama City Beach, Florida, he felt like he could do something to help. So he came up with a design and built a prototype for a device he calls the LifeBoKx – spelling it that way because the K stands for Kaial.

The box is a kit filled with life-saving equipment and it can be installed along the beach. Inside are lifevests, a lifesaver and CPR instructions. Each box would also have a location number to help first responders find people sooner. Kaial and his dad hope to present his LifeBoKx to their local Optimist Club, which works on community service projects and then to the city council.

Source: Inside Edition