Video: Off-duty firefighter helps Mich. troopers rescue boy, 10, from water

The 10-year-old was hanging on to a structure at the Four Mile Dam when the first responders arrived

By Leila Merrill

ALPENA COUNTY, Mich. — An off-duty Wilson Township firefighter and Michigan State Police troopers rescued a 10-year-old boy from the waters of the Four Mile Dam in Alpena Township on Thursday evening, WPBN/WGTU reported.

The boy was hanging on to a dam structure when the troopers arrived.

They used a personal floatation device to help the boy, and the off-duty firefighter, Christopher Kinsey, used the device to swim to the boy and escorted him to shore.

EMS providers assessed the child, and he went home.

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