When a 36-year-old Massachusetts man said “I can’t breathe” Abriana Tasillo was delighted.
Tasillo, an EMT and Boston University student, was at the Upper Ammonoosuc Falls Saturday when Freddy Poisson jumped into the water to try and help a 15-year-old who was screaming for help.
The falls – in Crawford’s Purchase not far from the Mount Washington Hotel – are well known for dangerous undercurrents.
Poisson was pulled under by the current just before the 15-year-old managed to grab a rock and climb from the water.
A few minutes later Poisson surfaced.