Legislator Hofstein Honors Local Hero

Dylan Frawley Cited For Helping To Rescue Injured Hiker

Legislature’s Highest Award Presented To Clarkstown North Student


New City, NY (Nov. 13, 2018) – The Rockland County Legislature is honoring an outstanding young member of our community for his part in rescuing a hiker who was injured and lost on South Mountain in New City during a rainstorm.

Rockland County Legislator Lon Hofstein presented the Distinguished Service Award to Dylan Frawley, 16, a student at Clarkstown North, for making the welfare of the hiker a priority and helping to rescue the man.

The Distinguished Service Award is the Legislature’s highest award.

Joining us for the Wednesday ceremony were Dylan’s parents, Janine and Liam Frawley.

“We get to honor a young man who is a hero.” Legislator Hofstein said. “He doesn’t feel he’s a hero, but he stepped up on a rainy evening on Sept. 6, 2018. Not far from his house he saw a number of rescue workers searching for a hiker that was injured and lost. Dylan, being very familiar with the terrain, went inside and asked his parents if it was okay if he could help out.

“This young man went out in that rocky terrain in the rain and he found (the hiker) within minutes,” Legislator Hofstein said. “Now, how many people do you know would go out in the rain, hiking in mud to find somebody they didn’t even know? Not many. And then to think it’s a young man of 16-years-old. This is an example and a tribute to his parents and we thank his parents as well as thanking Dylan.”

Here’s a link to a video of the presentation: https://www.facebook.com/rockleg/videos/190164911893122/

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