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EMT revives man who was trying to help struggling swimmer
The release said the boy was swimming in a pool at the river's Upper Falls about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he was sucked into turbulent waters and was repeatedly pulled under.
Freddy Poisson, 36, of Haverhill, Mass., jumped into the water try to help but "was pulled under water and remained submerged for approximately two minutes," the release said.
He was released from the current and, after floating face down, was pulled onto the shore by a crowd that included Abriana Tasillo, a Boston University student and EMT. She performed CPR on Poisson and revived him, the release said.
Poisson was taken to Littleton Regional Hospital for treatment, while the boy was not injured, the release said.
The release said rivers are swollen because of heavy rains and that natural swimming areas are experiencing higher than normal water flows.
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