Friends credited with saving man's life at Cummings Beach in Stamford

Stamford police posted about the incident on Facebook. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday. 

Jul 5, 2023, 11:27 AM

Updated 282 days ago

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Two friends are being credited with saving a man's life at Cummings Beach in Stamford over the holiday weekend.
Stamford police posted about the incident on Facebook. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday. 
Police said Carlos Manuel Escobar Bonilla was with his friend, Luis Montano, when he spotted a man struggling in the water.
Police said Montano then dove into the water to try to save the man. They said Montano was able to grab the man, who was underwater about twenty yards out in Long Island Sound.   
Police said Montano pulled the man to the shoreline and lifted him out of the water with the help of Bonilla. They said the man was unconscious, so Montano and Bonilla carried him to the parking lot and Bonilla started performing CPR. 
The man started breathing on his own after about a minute, police said.  
Police said Stamford paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene and continued life-saving measures before taking the man to the hospital. 
Police said the man is currently in the ICU, but is expected to survive. 


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