Teen, man credited for saving girl who nearly drowned - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Teen, man credited for saving girl who nearly drowned

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VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut teen and a man are being credited for saving the life of a girl who nearly drowned at Valley Falls Park in Vernon.

Eyewitnesses told police the 11-year-old girl was swimming on Saturday afternoon when she went under water.

Police said that is when a teenager swam to her and pulled her back to shore.

Crews were called to the park at about 5 p.m. where the girl had been pulled from the water and was being given CPR by an adult male.

The girl regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The girl’s parents were nearby at the time.

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