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Three young people recognized by DEEP for attempting to save woman's life

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recognizing three young people for trying to save a woman in Candlewood Lake nearly a year ago.  Josh Carone of Ridgefield, Alicia Nicoletti of Danbury and Bayley Storrier of Wilton have been presented with the Lifesaving Award by the Commissioner.  All are or were Wooster School students.  They spotted passengers on another boat yelling for help last June 19th and found an injured woman in the water.  Two of the teens jumped into the water to pull the woman onboard a boat.  Carone created a tourniquet while Nicoletti and Storrier performed CPR until emergency responders arrived.  The woman was 38-year old Waterbury teacher Wanda Tirado.  She had been struck by the propellor of a pontoon boat and the operator of that vessel has been charged.