Maine police rescue teenager from icy river

Posted Feb. 17, 2009, at 10:09 a.m.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Three police officers are being credited with saving the life of a 15-year-old boy who fell through the ice on the Presumpscot River on Monday.

Westbrook Police Sgt. Thomas Roche said when he Officers James Farrenkopf and Ryan Close responded to a call shortly after 5 p.m., they spotted Ricardo Agrinsoni flailing in the icy waters.

Roche said they ran about 150 yards along the river bank before they could find a place to throw life rings to the Westbrook High School student. The boy, who was about 20 yards from shore, couldn’t grab the first ring that was tossed, but managed to hold on to the second and be pulled to safety.

Police said the boy was treated for hypothermia at Maine Medical Center and released.

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