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Homeless man pulls drowning stranger from Clear Creek | FOX31 Denver

Posted by | May 29, 2018 | Drowning

POSTED 7:49 PM, MAY 27, 2018, BY

GOLDEN, Colo. — Witnesses who watched a homeless man pull a stranger from Clear Creek on Saturday are commending him for his fast-action and bravery.  James Murray lives in a van near Clear Creek in Golden. He was taking a break from boogie boarding when his friend said he spotted a man floating face-down in the river. Murray ran down stream to the next rapid and jumped in. “I dived and tackled him and I got his head in my arm and I said, ‘I got you bro,’ said Murray.  Bob Allen said he watched from shore as Murray brought the stranger to the river bank.  “He was pretty in control but he was paddle like crazy, trying to get to the side,” said Allen. “He’s the hero, no question about it.  “Once on shore, an off-duty paramedic started CPR. The 45-year-old man did not survive.  READ MORE…

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