Child Survives Near Drowning In Yarmouth By Kayaker

YARMOUTH, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A young boy in Yarmouth is lucky to be alive after getting into trouble in the water and being rescued by a good Samaritan.

The boy walked across the entrance to a private cove and into deep water unexpectectly.

Bill Bonnetti with the Yarmouth Harbor Masters Office says fast action prevented tragedy.

That someone was Dana Passante --  who was literally a lifesaver. Told her mother to call 9-1-1 then go in her kayak. Paddling as fast as she could and pulled the boy onto a jetty.

The boy was conscious and alert by the time EMT's arrived a short time later and took him to the hospital. taken to a hospital.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 Doug Cope reports.

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