Teens Rescue 15-Year-Old From Water Near Cape Cod Beach

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NBC 5 News

A 15-year-old who was having trouble swimming was rescued by three other teens at a beach in the Centerville section of Barnstable, Massachusetts Wednesday.

Centerville Fire Department officials said the three teens, who are from Red Hook, New York, were fishing from the bridge when they spotted the victim struggling in the river near Craigville Beach. Two of the teens jumped off the bridge to help the swimmer while the third kept track of everyone in the water.

Lifeguards from the beach responded and called in more emergency crews. The victim, who is from Hyannis, had already been pulled out of the water by the time crews arrived. He was unresponsive but breathing, Captain Chris Adams of Centerville Fire said, and taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.

The busy summer season is underway on the Cape and beaches are expected to be busy for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

More details on the victim's condition were not immediately released.

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