Alex Cressy

Casper, Wy

11-year-old Alex Cressy lost his life in the North Platte River while attempting to save his 8-year-old friend Monday, August 11, 2014. The 8-year-old was picked up downstream and made it out of the river safe. After a three day recovery effort, Alex was found in the North Platte River near the Tate Pumphouse and was reunited with his family. Due to his brave, selfless, and heroic actions, Alex will forever be one of Casper's Hometown Heroes.

  The 11-year-old was trying to save his friend, pushing him toward shore."  Casper Fire-EMS spokesman David Lundahl said.

"He made the ultimate sacrifice and at such a young age" said nominator Jerry Walker.

Nominated by Jerry Walker