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Firefighters' Boat Capsizes After Rescuing Hunter From River In Georgetown

GEORGETOWN (CBS) – Rescuers needed a save of their own Thursday morning when their boat capsized in a frigid river on the Georgetown-Groveland line after they saved a hunter.

A hunter's boat capsized in Groveland, leaving him in need of rescue by firefighters. (WBZ-TV)

The hunter fell into the Parker River around 6:30 a.m. He called 911 using his waterproof phone. A Groveland detective and firefighter showed up and pulled him out.  Shortly after, two firefighters went back into the river to get the hunter's boat and shotgun.

That's when their own boat capsized and they needed to be rescued.

Jason Duggan. (WBZ-TV)

The firefighters and hunter, identified as Jason Duggan, were taken to the hospital but released a short time later.

"My canoe's pontoon, it has a stabilizer, caught on some debris, snapped, rolled the canoe and I went into the water. I was in the water for about an hour," Duggan said.

There were no serious injuries.

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