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Teen Pulled From River After N.H. Foot Pursuit

MANCHESTER, N.H. --

A Manchester police officer used his expandable baton to help a teenager back to safety after the teen jumped into the Merrimack River during a foot chase, police said.

Police said two officers noticed three people near the Riverwalk in the area of Delta Dental Stadium early Monday morning.

Police said that when the teens saw the officers, they began to run toward the tree line near the Merrimack River. One of the teenagers, 17-year-old Tyrone Hall, was detained, while the other two got away, police said.

Police said the officers heard splashing in the water and noticed one of the teens clinging to a tree branch in a swift current.

One of the police officers reached out with his baton and was able to pull the 15-year-old to shore.

Police said they were worried that the third teenager might also be in the river, and the Fire Department was called to help with a search.

It was determined that the other person, a 16-year-old, was not in the water. He was located later at his home.

Hall and the 15-year-old were charged with resisting detention and possession of graffiti implements.

The Manchester Police Juvenile Division is following up with the 16-year-old, police said.

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