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New York teenagers jumped off a bridge to save an unconscious 15-year-old in Cape Town water


The three teenagers are credited by first responders with saving the 15-year-old’s life.

Three New York teenagers are credited with saving another boy’s life on Wednesday when they – literally – sprang into action to help a 15-year-old swimmer who passed out in Centerville.

The three teenagers from Red Hook, New York, were fishing from Craigville Bridge near Craigville Beach when a 15-year-old boy jumped off the bridge into the Herring River, according to a Press release of the Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills Fire and Rescue Services Department.

When the 15-year-old began to struggle in the water, first responders said two of the New York teenagers jumped into the water to get the boy to safety, while the third “maintained eye contact with his friends” and the rescue of the bridge.

When firefighters responded to the scene, they found the 15-year-old unconscious by the river being cared for by beach staff from Craigville Beach. The teenager was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.

The department said the three New York teenagers saved the boy’s life.

One of the teenagers, Will Anagnos, told WBZ the 15-year-old was “swimming around in the water and then he fell.”

“I couldn’t see it,” he told the station. “I didn’t really know what to do. I just pulled him out of the water, then brought him back to shore.


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