EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Zach Cray, Wolfeboro Town Docks Hero

Zach, a senior at Kingswood Regional High School, always has his fishing gear in the back of his vehicle. You never know when the conditions will be just right.

The other day, Zac decided to take a quick break and go fishing off the end of the town docks in Wolfeboro. According to Zach, “I was fishing and heard a crash behind me.” At first thought it was just a wheelbarrow working at the docks. “I turned around and there was the hood and roof of a car sticking out of the water.”

Zach immediately threw down his fishing pole, dialed 9-1-1 and without hesitation, jumped into the water.

According to local authorities, it appeared that the driver, a bit confused, hit the accelerator instead of the brake before she plunged over the edge of the town docks. It took hours for crews to hoist the car from the water.

Zach did observe the driver walk over to the ambulance and was told that she will be OK, but that there was some damage that will need to be repaired to her car and the dock. Environmental crews were called to contain a small fuel leak.

With all the commotion, Zach never even got a chance to fish. The accident happened as he was getting his gear ready. He does plan on returning soon to his favorite spot.

This entire event may have served as training for Zach.

When asked what he wants to do in the future, “I passed the hearing test for the military. So, I am thinking first responder.” I don’t know about you, but I will rest a little easier know that this local “hero” is looking out for us! Thank you Zac!

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