Police Officer Pulls 3-Year-Old From the Ocean at Winthrop Beach - NECN
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Police Officer Pulls 3-Year-Old From the Ocean at Winthrop Beach

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    A police officer is being praised for his quick action after helping pull a 3-year-old girl from the waters in Winthrop.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 15, 2017)

    Police are looking for the parents of a 3-year-old girl who was pulled from the ocean by an alert police officer on Friday.

    Winthrop police said Officer James Freeman, who was working a detail, observed a little girl, accompanied by a dog, wander across Winthrop Beach and into the ocean. The officer dashed across the sand, into the water, and pulled the child to safety.

    A local family offered assistance and opened their home to the child, providing her with dry clothes and toys while police attempted to locate a family member.

    The incident remains under investigation by Winthrop police and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

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