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Man and his dog to be honored after harrowing search for missing boy

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Western Wisconsin (WQOW)- There are heroes among us, those who choose to do the right thing though it may not be easy, or convenient.

As the Red Cross prepares to honor heroes throughout the Chippewa Valley WQOW News 18 is introducing you to some of these remarkable people.

On sweltering 4th of July weekend in 2012 many families were gathered together celebrating and trying to keep cool. But the weekend began as a nightmare for the Meyer family. Their 5-year-old son Scotty had wandered away.  As word spread hundreds of volunteers showed up to help search for the young boy, who had been diagnosed with autism and cannot speak.

Though Jason Moser didn't know the family personally he never hesitated to join in.  When night fell and there was still no sign of Scotty Jason remembers a feeling of desperation.

At dawn the next morning volunteers were out again, so were Jason and his dog Autumn. They found Scotty on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and called for help. Within minutes emergency crews were there.  It had been nearly 24 hours from the time Scotty disappeared until he was back in the arms of his family.

Jason's is one of many amazing and inspiring stories you'll hear during the 2013 Brave Hearts Real Heroes event.  For tickets or more information visit the Hometown Events page.

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