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Son of local Engineer/Paramedic saves a woman's life


Last updated 6/8/2022 at 7:07pm

Collin Crilly recently saved a woman's life in a Huntington Beach pool. He is a student at Chaparral High School, plays on the school's water polo team and is a lifeguard with the City of Temecula. His father, Nick Crilly, is an engineer/paramedic with North County Fire Protection District.

Karen Ossenfort

Special to the Village News

Saturday, May 21, turned out to be a providential day for Collin Crilly, the son of North County Fire Protection District Engineer/paramedic Nick Crilly.

The Chaparral High School Water Polo team, for which Collin plays, traveled to a Huntington Beach Tournament. They arrived and started warm up activities, when Collin noticed a woman in distress in the pool.

"She was unconscious with no pulse and not breathing. Collin quickly jumped into action taking control of the scene and directing numerous bystanders. He grabbed a backboard and pulled her o...

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