FAIR HAVEN BOY RESCUED FROM RIVER

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Fair Haven firefighters rescued a young crabber after he fell into the Navesink River Monday night, said fire Chief Wade Davis.

Within minutes of receiving the call from the unidentified boy’s mother, firefighters had him out of the water and were treating him for a minor laceration, Davis said.

Emergency responders were nearby conducting drills when they got the call, at 7:11 p.m., that the 10-year-old fell off the dock at the end of Fair Haven Road. At 7:15 p.m., Davis said the boy was back on land.

“I guess he was on the other side of the rail leaning over and fell in,” he said. “He was clinging to the pilings underneath.”

A firefighter climbed down the side of the dock to grab the boy, and within minutes the department had its rescue boat on the scene to get him out of the water.

“We plucked him out of the water and brought him back to shore,” Davis said. “He was treated (on scene) and released. It was a happy ending.”