NECN Extra: Lynn, Mass. firefighter hailed as hero

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April 24, 2013, 11:20 pm
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(NECN: Josh Brogadir) - Off-duty first responder Matt Patterson was in Abe & Louie's right near the second blast at the Boston Marathon last Monday.

Patterson is credited with saving Jane Richard, the sister of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.

"It's hard to explain, but being in fire service, what got to me was .... It was the five seconds of eerie silence that followed," he says. "Like, that's what through me through a loop."

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Tags: Josh Brogadir, Abe & Louie's, Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Marathon bombing, Matt Patterson, Jane Richard
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