Teen Helps Rescue Older Brother From Drowning, Stamford Police Say

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A 16-year-old new Jersey resident was rescued by his younger brother in a near drowning at Cummings Beach. A lifeguard also helped in the 5:30 p.m. rescue Wednesday.
A 16-year-old new Jersey resident was rescued by his younger brother in a near drowning at Cummings Beach. A lifeguard also helped in the 5:30 p.m. rescue Wednesday.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 16-year-old New Jersey resident is in an induced coma in Stamford Hospital after he was saved by his brother from nearly drowning while swimming at Cummings Beach on Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday morning.

The teen was rescued by his 15-year-old brother, who noticed that his older brother, who is not a strong swimmer, had drifted out into deeper water at about 5:30 p.m., police said. The younger brother said he twice lost sight of his brother as the teen went under the water, police said.

He said he finally saw his brother waving his hand and he swam toward him, grabbed him, and brought him to shore with the help of the lifeguard, police said.

The 16-year-old was vomiting what appeared to be blood along with water, was having difficulty breathing and was disoriented, police said.

He was rushed to Stamford Hospital, and doctors inserted a tube to assist him with breathing and to remove any water in his lungs, police said.

The brothers were visiting their aunt and uncle in Stamford, police said.

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