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Dedham and Westwood Firemen Honored for Saving Teen from Swamp

Dedham Board of Selectmen and Liberty Mutual honored the firefighters that helped save a teenager from muddy waters in March.

 

 

Thursday night the Dedham Board of Selectmen and Liberty Mutual honored the firefighters who rescued a 17-year-old from a swamp by East Street in Dedham.

On March 1, Dedham and Westwood firefighters responded to a teen that was stuck in muddy waters. The effort took over an hour in freezing temperatures, according to officials.

"The individual was lucky that there were professionals that were trained and worked as brothers to get this boy out," Selectman Jim MacDonald said.

Acting Fire Chief Bill Spillane was also proud of the firefighter's "remarkable" work.

"Giving extra recognition is based on their professional actions that put them at risk and as a result was able to rescue this man from a bitter fate," Fire Chief Spillane said.

One Dedham firefighter was in the hospital following the incident, but has recovered and returned to work.

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