NYC woman pulls kids from Massachusetts reservoir

Posted

BROOKLINE (AP) -- A New York City woman visiting her parents in Massachusetts is being hailed as a hero for rescuing two children strapped in a stroller after they had fallen into a reservoir.

The woman, who asked that only her first name, Rebecca, be used, was jogging at the Brookline Reservoir on Monday when she noticed the stroller rolling toward the water.

She says the stroller rolled down a 10-foot embankment and fell in the water with the children face down.

The former lifeguard jumped in and flipped the stroller the right way then helped haul the kids to safety.

Police say the children ages 18 months and 4 years were checked out as a precaution and were OK.

Sgt. Robert Disario says Rebecca was "meant to be here to save those kids."


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions