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8-year-old helps rescue cousin hurt while hiking in Danbury park


DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– An 8-year-old from Danbury is getting a shout out for helping save his cousin who broke a leg while hiking on Monday evening.

Fire officials say that just before 5 p.m., they got a call about an injured hiker in Danbury’s Tarrywile Park after a young hiker fell off a rock outcropping and had a badly broken leg.

The hiker’s 8-year-old cousin Chris called police on a cellphone, described the injury and helped crews find the injured hiker.

Chris is a student at Shelter Rock School. Police say he was a huge help in the rescue.

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