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Rescuers Pull Father, Son From Hackensack River

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The Hackensack River (credit: state.nj.us)

The Hackensack River (credit: state.nj.us)

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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Rescuers in northern New Jersey pulled a man and his 11-year-old son out of the Hackensack River on Sunday after the boy fell from a boat and his dad jumped in to save him.

The pair, whose names were not disclosed, were not seriously injured in the incident, which occurred near Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. But they were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

Officials tell The Jersey Journal that the man, his wife and their son were in the boat when the youth fell overboard around 2 p.m. The father jumped in after him while someone on shore called authorities.

A rescue boat soon arrived and crews quickly got the pair out of the water. All three family members were then taken ashore.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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