MONROE, N.H. — Rescuers pulled a man from the icy waters of the Connecticut River on Sunday afternoon. The man, whose identity was not provided, had been in the water for about 20 to 30 minutes, estimated Monroe Fire Chief Russell Brown, before a team of rescue personnel and community members worked together to pull him out. The man had been ice fishing in an area Chief Brown described as a bay just below the McIndoe Dam. It’s a spot that’s often used for ice fishing, he said, but ice conditions haven’t been great this winter. “This year just hasn’t been good for growing ice,” said the chief. The ice beneath the man gave way about 100 feet from the New Hampshire shore. Chief Brown credited the man’s survival to his response when he fell into the freezing water. The man was wearing a heavy jacket and rolled to his back and floated there. Instead of trying to thrash his way out of the water, the man just laid back and yelled out for help.
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