Vermont rescue team saves man in river

Emergency workers rescued a man stranded in the middle of a treacherous section of river in downtown Springfield. The Rutland Herald reported that Hartford’s swift-water rescue team and Springfield rescue workers were on the scene. The man had been sitting on a small island in the middle of the river between the Springfield Health Center and Comtu Falls. Rescuers feared he might have hypothermia. After the rescue, the man was taken away in an ambulance. Springfield police said they received a call reporting the man in the river around 8:22 a.m. Tuesday.


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