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A former Cheshire resident died on April 8 after saving the life of a 5-year-old girl who was caught in an ocean riptide.
Alan Hall, 65, was in Honeymoon Island, Fl., walking with his wife near a local beach when he reportedly saw children screaming for help. According to reports from ABC News, three children were in the water and two were rescued by their parents. However, a third child was still in the rough water, and Hall jumped into the tide to save her.
Hall was able to reach the child and push her to safety. Soon after, his heart stopped beating. Boaters brought Hall back to shore and CPR was performed, but he was not breathing and had no pulse, ABC News reported.
Hall was born on August 15, 1946 in Waterbury. He graduated Cheshire High School in 1965.
Funeral services will be held today, April 14, at 10 am, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 505 South Main St in Thomaston. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours were held last night from 5 to 8 pm at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire.