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Hunter rescued in Bolton this morning

November 24, 2011

By Donna Boynton, Telegram.com

BOLTON — A hunter and his mother were rescued from the Stow River in the Bolton Flats this morning, after the hunter got swept away trying to rescue his dog from the fast-moving water.

Bolton Police Chief Vincent C. Alfano said police and Bolton fire and rescue personnel responded to the Bolton Flats conservation area at 7:50 a.m. after a group of hunters called to report two people in the river.

The hunter apparently got into trouble while attempting to pull his golden retriever from the water. The hunter walked into the river and unexpectedly encountered a steep drop-off. He got swept away in the current.

The hunter was somehow able to access his cell phone. He called his mother, who lives nearby, and she soon arrived on the scene. Her rescue attempt went awry, and she also got caught in the current.

Other hunters in the area heard the two yelling for help. They were able to pull the pair from the water.

The hunter and his mother - who have not been publicly identified by police - were taken to Clinton Hospital. They were not seriously injured.

“The dog was fine; he swam out,” Chief Alfano said.

“We tell people never to go after their dog when they go in the water,” Chief Alfano. “They are usually able to swim out.”

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