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A Boy Was Drowning. A Man Who Doesn't Know How to Swim Jumped In

Hero hotel guest saves boy's life
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 3, 2017 9:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn't know how to swim jumped in and rescued a boy from drowning in a pool at a New Jersey hotel, the AP reports. Fairfield police say a woman and a male companion were in the pool at the La Quinta Inn on Thursday with her five children, who range in ages from 1 to 9. Police say none knew how to swim, and the 9-year-old went under water. The companion ran to the front desk for help. Police say 37-year-old Randolph Tajada-Perez was checking in. Tajada-Perez, who also doesn't know how to swim, jumped into the pool and after several attempts reached the child. The boy is in stable condition. Police are calling Tajada-Perez a "hero guest." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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