NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — On November 7th of 2019, Major Clyde Doty of the New York State Parks Police jumped into the Niagara River and saved a man's life.
Doty stayed in freezing cold waters with the man for more than an hour as they were waiting to be pulled out. It's something that Doty looks back on often, remembering every detail.
"It was just good timing, good luck, and it worked out well" Doty said.
Doty, a 29-year veteran of the parks police, has been praised for his efforts and entirely credited with saving the man. Today, he will be recieving a Hero Award from the 100 Club of Buffalo.
"We're on a mission," 100 Club president Peter Casilio said, "we don't take them (first responders) for granted and we want to showcase them because we take pride in our first responders".
The 100 Club has been around for more than 60 years, honoring and helping first responders that are in the field, and the families of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
The 100 Club is always looking for more members, they can be found at the link here.