SHFD honors seven for life-saving efforts this summer


August 31, 2022

Scott Swanson

Chief Nick Tyler, left, stands with honorees, from left, Kristin Peterson, David Goin, Karen McCurdy and Leon McCurdy.

Several members of the public were honored Tuesday, Aug. 23, by the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District for stepping up to perform rescues or help with rescues during the past summer.

New Fire Chief Nick Tyler presented life saving awards to Michael Rowe and, in absentia, to Madison Harris for their role in saving the lives of two young men who nearly drowned in Foster Lake off Gedney Creek Boat Ramp on July 29.

While Harris rescued one of the victims, who had jumped off the pier at the boat ramp to save his friend, Rowe dove multiple times in the 20-foot-deep water to find the first v...

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