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Man rescues 88-year-old friend after boat capsizes

An 88-year-old Sacramento, Calif., man and his friend were reunited after their boat outing on Folsom Lake nearly killed him.

The man was pulled to safety after his boat capsized and started to suffer from hypothermia, but his injured friend risked his life to find that help after spending hours in freezing cold water.

 “I don’t know if you believe in miracles, but there were too many of them happening,” said Jon Threet said of his friend, Jim Garfield, who is recovering in the hospital.

He calls it a Christmas miracle that allowed him to rescue Garfield.

Click here for the full report by CBS Local in Sacramento.