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2 in NH are Carnegie Heroes for rescue of MA man

December 20, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has honored two New Hampshire men for pulling a Massachusetts man from a burning car.

Keith Knight, a 41-year-old firefighter from Hooksett, and 45-year-old Scott Frye of Concord, came upon the fiery crash off a highway on April 29, 2012. Inside, Steven Marques of Andover was trapped.

Knight reached through the smashed windshield to try to free Marques but the man’s legs were stuck. Frye, a state trooper, climbed into the overturned SUV and released the seat lever, freeing Marques’ legs and allowing the two men to pull him to safety.

The awards announced Friday were started by Andrew Carnegie to recognize people who perform heroic acts in civilian life and provide financial help to those disabled, or to the dependents of those killed, by their heroism.

More than $35 million has been awarded to 9,653 people since 1904.

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