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2 teenagers rescue Attleboro man who fell into pond

An Attleboro man was rescued by two local teenagers Saturday after falling off a wall and landing in a pond where he became trapped in brush, officials said.

The resident, a man in his early 60s, was sitting on a rock wall around 1 p.m. near Watson Avenue when he fell back and landed 3 feet below in Mechanics Pond. Two teens walking past took the dirt path several hundred feet down to the water’s edge and pulled the man from the sticks in a dammed area that had his lower body entrapped, firefighters said.

When rescue crews arrived, the teenagers, who appeared to be about 15 years old, left without saying a word, but the man was out of the water and fully conscious with no signs of injury, said Fire Lieutenant John Buckley.

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“It’s fairly well running water as far as flow goes so no ice. I’m sure it was very cold, though,” Buckley said. “He was fully conscious, alert, and answering questions appropriately.”

Buckley said firefighters carried the man back up the path to the ambulance and he was taken to the hospital for evaluation.


Sabrina Schnur can be reached at sabrina.schnur@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @sabrina_schnur.