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Man Rescued from Connecticut River

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A 31-year-old man was rescued by Springfield firefighters out of the Connecticut River at 11:01PM Friday, after jumping off the South End Bridge.

The man jumped into 3 feet of water and broke his leg, according to Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger.

He was pulled from the river by Springfield firefighters and passed to Agawam Fire EMTs on shore.

Springfield firefighters’ rescue boat was not working properly, but Anne Marie and Paul Legrand were watching from Agawam and let firefighters use their pontoon boat for the rescue.

The man’s condition is not yet known.

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  • 06012011

    What do you mean the water level is low? Ouch

  • kevintb

    Wtf! Its his right lol to jump! Y put our firefighters at risk!

  • kevintb

    O my judy its america