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Halifax boys recall being lost in swamp

They get chance to meet rescuers

Without the State Police heli­copter and the men who flew it, Jake Waterman and Drew Coveney said, they would probably still be stuck in the Halifax swamp where they spent a frightening, frigid night in December.

The two 12-year-old Halifax boys had a chance Wednesday to thank John Pina and Mark Costa, the troopers who flew the helicopter, at Plymouth Municipal Airport. The troopers gave ­Waterman and Coveney State Police hats and badges, and the boys gave the troopers gift cards to Dunkin’ Donuts.

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