Authorities in Massachusetts are crediting a group of Jewish teens for helping to save the life of a drowning man, who happened to have a tattoo of a swastika. The four teenagers are all students at an Orthodox Jewish high school and were out walking at night when they spotted a man’s body partially submerged in Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Boston College police officer Carl Mascioli was on patrol and says two of the teens alerted him to the man in the water. He rushed to the edge and was able to help pull the man out, and that’s when he noticed the Nazi symbol tattoo on his hand. "I kind of let the gentlemen know sometimes some deeds have a funny way of turning around," said the officer. "Their good deed had a little bit of a twist to it."
The students, who study at a Yeshiva high school in Brighton, were not permitted to speak with NBC10 Boston about the incident, but they had a message for the officer to share with the man they helped rescue. "They wanted just to let him know that it was four young Jewish boys that helped save his life," says Officer Mascioli, who added. "A good deed is a good deed and that's part of life. We should be helping everybody out."