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Tyler Wright cracked a rib, punctured his lung and went into cardiac arrest

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A Washington state man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued from a river by a group of teens after jumping from a bridge.

Tyler Wright, 25, climbed to the top of an abandoned bridge, about 65 feet over the Spokane River.

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When he jumped and slammed into the water below, he cracked a rib, punctured a lung and went into cardiac arrest.

Roman Sissons, 17, was at the river and saw Wright crash into the water.

He and a few of his friends jumped into action to rescue the man.

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