NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City woman is being hailed a hero after saving two young children who had fallen into a Massachusetts reservoir while still strapped in a stroller.
The woman, who asked to only be identified as Rebecca, said she was jogging at the Brookline Reservoir on Monday when she noticed the stroller rolling toward the water.
Rebecca, who was visiting her parents who live in the area, said the stroller rolled down a 10-foot embankment and fell in the water with the children face down.
The former lifeguard jumped in and flipped the stroller the right way, then helped haul the kids to safety.
The children, ages 18 months and 4 years old, were evaluated as a precaution and are expected to be OK, police said.
Sgt. Robert Disario said Rebecca was “meant to be here to save those kids.”
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