Brett Bacon and family were enjoying a trip on Fourth of July weekend in British Columbia, Canada.
Bacon says that he saw a bird struggling on the water when he realized it was a young bald eagle.
Bacon got his boat close enough to the bird that he was able to pull it from the water and into his boat to save it from drowning.
After the rescue, Bacon sat with the bird while it dried off before flying away.
The entire time Bacon was making his rescue, his baby boy was there watching.
Because of his actions, Bacon can now be an honorary American.