Two N.H. Fish and Game officers presented with Life Saving Award

url-1480266996Two New Hampshire Fish and Game officers were presented with the Fish and Game’s Life Saving Award for their courageous actions rescuing two fishermen from a burning lobster boat in June. “On behalf of the citizens of the state of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, we extend our sincere gratitude to these officers for their professionalism and exemplary performance under extreme circumstances. Thanks to their quick thinking and brave actions, two New Hampshire fisherman survived a life-threatening event,” said Fish and Game Law Enforcement Chief Kevin Jordan. On June 19, conservation officers Dale Gargac and Graham Courtney were patrolling the coast when they observed a boat on fire off the coast of Rye, officials said. When they arrived on scene, Gargac and Courtney found two fishermen in the water, suffering from the early stages of hypothermia while clinging to the stern of the burning boat, officers said. Read the story here 17:11