Local heroes honored in Piermont

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A special ceremony in Piermont was held yesterday to honor a group of hero volunteers who helped save a local man's life.

Clark Holmes, 67, had a heart attack just moments after getting off his fishing boat at the Cracker Box Marina on June 15.

The life-long Piermont man and grandfather, affectionately known locally as "Clarkie," says he's alive today because of some quick-acting first responders.

Piermont firefighters, police and EMTs arrived and administered life-saving CPR.

The group received plaques from the town in recognition of their heroic efforts.

Clark says he's expected to make a full recovery and hopes to be well enough to get back out fishing before the end of the season.

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