Neil Crass hadn’t used the boat he purchased last year.
“I bought it to duck hunt in and had never gotten to take it out,” he said. “About two weeks ago I was thinking, why in the world did I buy this boat?”
He’s not asking any more.
Crass, his son, Hunter, and Blair Volunteer firefighter Larry Sather used the boat Saturday to rescue three boys who had fallen into the Emory River.
The incident began around noon on Saturday in the area of 161 Lakewood Estates Lane.