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Bystander, firefighters rescue man from Musconetcong River

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A bystander and firefighters rescued a man from the Musconetcong River on Monday evening in Mansfield Township.

On May 25, at 8:10 p.m., Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company along with Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1 Mansfield Emergency Medical Services, Inc. and Mansfield Township Police Department responded to Route 57 and Old Turnpike Road for a water rescue.

Emergency responders arrived on scene and located an 83-year-old fisherman standing in the river who was unable to exit the water on his own.

A 16-year-old boy had entered the water and was holding the man up prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Firefighters then entered the water and assisted the patient to the bank of the river. The man was then transferred to EMS.

The boy may have very well saved this man’s life, police said.

“Shoutout to the young man who entered the water on his own to assist the patient before our arrival. Awesome work by all agencies involved,” first responders said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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