Bystanders pull woman from water in Bolton - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Bystanders pull woman from water in Bolton

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A woman was pulled out of the waters of Bolton Lake by a group of bystanders on Saturday. 

Bystanders on the shore told Eyewitness News they were watching an older woman enter the lake, but who did not resurface for air.

Neighbor and Bolton resident, Jared Basilio, was alerted to a woman in the water who was calling for help. When he arrived to the edge of the lake, he said he realized quickly that he had to take action.

"I said, ‘Hey! You need help?’ And she looked up at me and kept treading, didn't say a word," said Basilio, who jumped into the water to help pull her ashore.

Basilio alerted a nearby party boat to assist in the rescue.

Basilio’s wife, Lorielle Basilio said she called 911 immediately.

“I thought she was doing flips and I thought she had a flotation device, which she didn't,” said Basilio. “And within a minute, she was under the water."

State Police Troop K and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection crews arrived on the scene within moments and performed CPR on the woman where she was later taken to Manchester Hospital.

The woman’s identity, age, or condition have not been released.

State police said they are working to contact the woman’s family.

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