A Hudson Valley hero is being honored for saving the life of an 8-month-old girl.

Earlier this month, the Hudson Valley Post reported on a heroic neighbor who ran into a burning home to rescue an eight-month-old baby from her home in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Mathieu grabbed the girl, Isabella Lacrete, and carried Isabella down the fire escape to safety.

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Mathieu climbed over a metal fence on West Eckerson Road and up a fire escape to save the baby back on February 3rd.

He also helped two adults climb down from the third floor as well.

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On Sunday, New York Senator Bill Weber awarded Mathieu with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, recognizing his "extraordinary heroism."

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