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'Angel in Disguise': 82-Year-Old Woman Meets Teenage Rescuer



    NH Woman Gets to Meet Rescuer

    An 82-year-old woman thanked the teenager she says saved her life on Lake Winnipesaukee.

    (Published Friday, May 18, 2018)

    It was an emotional reunion Friday captured by NBC10 Boston's cameras as a Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, woman met the young man who she says saved her life this week on Lake Winnipesaukee.

    "Oh my gosh," said 82-year-old Susan MacMartin as she embraced 18-year-old Zach Cray.

    It was a moment that may never have happened if weren't for him.

    "My goodness," said MacMartin. "An angel in disguise."

    MacMartin relived the terrifying moment when her car jumped the Wolfeboro town docks Monday afternoon and landed in the water.

    "I picked up my foot, supposedly to put on the brake, and I must've hit the accelerator," she explained. "And then — into the lake I went."

    As the water kept rising, and the doors wouldn't open, she thought, "This could go either way, but I want to get out of here."

    And just seconds later, she saw Cray swimming over to help.

    "Boy, oh boy, you sure were good looking coming across that water," MacMartin told Cray.

    Cray says he didn't hesitate to drop his fishing gear and jump in the lake.

    Student Suspended for Posting Warnings of Rapist in School

    [NATL] Student Suspended for Posting Warnings of Rapist in School Bathrooms

    A sophomore at Maine's Cape Elizabeth High School was suspended for bullying after she left sticky notes in two girls bathrooms reading, "There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.” "It makes me angry that I'm being punished for bullying and a rapist isn't being punished for raping people," Aela Mansmann said.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)

    "It was a gut instinct," Cray said. "I was focused on keeping her calm."

    "That's just what he said, 'I'm here, I've got you, you're not going drown, I promise,'" MacMartin recalled. "I put all my eggs in his basket."

    "I've never heard anyone say that before, it's just overwhelming," Cray said. "It feels really good."

    Cray pulled MacMartin through the window and brought her to safety without a scratch.

    "Somebody was looking over and it must've been you," MacMartin told Cray.

    "I'm just glad that I was there," he responded.

    Backlash Against NBA Continues in China

    [NATL] Backlash Against NBA Continues in China

    More NBA events scheduled in China were cancelled Wednesday as backlash from a tweet sent by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong created tension between the Chinese Government and the NBA.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)

    Cray's parents say their greatest goal in life was to raise kids who will do the right thing even when they aren't looking.

    "We are incredibly proud," said Cray's mom, Ericka Bickford. "He made the right choice and he did exactly what we hoped he would've done."

    Cray says he can't believe at all the recognition he's getting.

    In fact, the Celtics called this week and at the team's next home playoff game, Cray will be honored for his heroic actions.

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