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Medford police officer jumps into river to save teen

The teen was in a "semi-conscious state" when multiple officers pulled him out of the river.

A Medford police officer jumped into the Mystic River to save a teenager Monday.

Police and fire personnel responded to a report Monday of someone in the water at around 9:30 p.m., according to a tweet from Medford Police. When officers arrived to find a person floating in the river one officer jumped in to pull them out.

The unidentified teenager was pulled onto the riverbank by multiple officers and was breathing, but in a “semi-conscious state.”

The person rescued was a man in his late teens, according to the tweet. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was identified and his family was notified.

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Police said they will not be disclosing the teen’s identity.

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