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New Bedford Firefighter Honored for Life-Saving Action

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A New Bedford firefighter was recognized in Boston Friday, for saving the life of a young boy last year.

41-year-old firefighter Raymond Ryan was one of dozens of emergency responders and civilians who were recognized for their bravery and life-saving acts over the past year.

Ryan and a Cranston, Rhode Island police officer, both off-duty at the time, saved the life of a three-year-old boy after he nearly drowned in a pond at Myles Standish State Forest last July.

Ryan tells WBSM News he was just doing what he was trained to do.

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Ryan says he hopes the boy he helped to save grows up to do some good.

As part of the ceremony, Ryan was presented with a special award by state law enforcement officials.

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