Boy, 11, rescued from Mosquito spillway


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An 11-year-old boy was rescued Wednesday evening by fishers at the Mosquito Creek Reservoir dam after he was pulled under water by the current.

According to the Bazetta Fire Department, the boy was with a group of friends and was trying to swim from one side of the spillway to the other when he was pulled under water about 7 p.m. Several people fishing in the area off state Route 305 pulled him out of the water and told 911 dispatchers he was turning blue, was not breathing and was not responding.

However, by the time rescuers arrived a few minutes later, the boy was breathing and responding, firefighters said.

The boy was taken to St. Joseph Health Center by the Cortland Fire Department, who said he was talking when they dropped him off for an evaluation.

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