Crass father and son hailed

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By The Staff

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recently recognized a Harriman father and son for their life-saving heroics last year.

Neil Crass and his son, Hunter, helped save three young boys from drowning on Feb. 1, 2014.

The three 14-year-olds had broken through ice on the Emory River and were holding on to a buoy until help arrived.

Emergency efforts to reach the boys were stalled by the ice-covered waters, but the father and son were able to use their boat to help a firefighter get to the boys.

The boys were hospitalized for hypothermia and later recovered.

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