Two men were pulled from the Charles River on the Esplanade by Boston EMS shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a State Police spokesperson told Boston.com.

Troopers responded to a report of two people “on the ground,” said Trooper Dustin Fitch.

A 66-year-old Cambridge man was dragged from the water near the Harvard Bridge and EMS performed CPR. He was then transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by EMS and was “conscious at the time of transportation,” Fitch said.

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State police could not comment on his current condition.

At roughly the same time, a 39-year-old Cambridge man had jumped into the water and EMS waded into waist-deep water to pull him out. Fitch said that man was placed into protective custody.

“I’m assuming he was intoxicated,” Fitch said.

One witness said the man had tried to run away from police at the scene, but then “sat down looking confused.”