Video: Off-duty firefighter helps Mich. troopers rescue boy, 10, from water
The 10-year-old was hanging on to a structure at the Four Mile Dam when the first responders arrived
By Leila Merrill
ALPENA COUNTY, Mich. — An off-duty Wilson Township firefighter and Michigan State Police troopers rescued a 10-year-old boy from the waters of the Four Mile Dam in Alpena Township on Thursday evening, WPBN/WGTU reported.
The boy was hanging on to a dam structure when the troopers arrived.
They used a personal floatation device to help the boy, and the off-duty firefighter, Christopher Kinsey, used the device to swim to the boy and escorted him to shore.
Alpena County: 10-year-old boy rescued from rushing waters at Four Mile Dam in Alpena Township. https://t.co/SK9jt2dEGY pic.twitter.com/Fp29bN2v3D— MSP Seventh District (@mspnorthernmi) August 17, 2022
EMS providers assessed the child, and he went home.
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