Six-year-old Conner Krieger and his brother Landyn Miller, 8, were presented with life saving awards from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) at a county commissioner’s meeting Wednesday morning.
The presentations were part of the organization’s annual conference in Bend the boys could not attend. Curry County Sheriff’s Office garnered an additional six awards during the week-long conference.
The two Gold Beach boys were credited for saving the life of their father’s girlfriend when she and the boys were at the High Bridge swimming hole on Hunter Creek Aug. 30. Kimberlee Davis slipped from a rock and fell 4 feet onto another rock. Unconscious, she then fell to the water below and began to float downstream.
Miller reached down and grabbed Davis’ arms and started to pull her from the water. Krieger then made his way down the rocks to assist his brother and the two boys were able to pull the unconscious Davis over rocks out of the water.
Davis eventually regained consciousness and was able to drive to the hospital. She suffered a broken jaw, several broken teeth and a 2-inch cut beneath her chin.