BROOKLINE, Mass. — A New York City woman visiting her parents in Massachusetts is being hailed as a hero for rescuing two children strapped in a stroller after they had fallen into a reservoir.
The woman, who asked that only her first name, Rebecca, be used, was jogging at the Brookline Reservoir on Monday when she noticed the stroller rolling toward the water.
She says the stroller rolled down a 10-foot embankment and fell in the water with the children face down.
The former lifeguard jumped in and flipped the stroller the right way, then helped haul the kids to safety.
Police say the children, ages 18 months and 4 years, were checked out as a precaution and were okay.
Sgt. Robert Disario says Rebecca was "meant to be here to save those kids." Police have called her a hero.