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Gavin Farnsworth, 14, of White River Junction, right and Jack Heller, 14, of Wilder, contemplate a back flip off the abutment of the former Wilder Bridge in Kilowatt Park in Wilder during their first swim of the season yesterday. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Gavin Farnsworth, 14, of White River Junction, right and Jack Heller, 14, of Wilder, contemplate a back flip off the abutment of the former Wilder Bridge in Kilowatt Park in Wilder during their first swim of the season yesterday. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »

Gavin Farnsworth, 14, of White River Junction, right and friend Jack Heller, 14, of Wilder, consider the possibility of doing a back flip off the abutment of the former Wilder Bridge in Kilowatt Park in Wilder yesterday. It was the first swim of the season in the Connecticut River for the pair. Valley News — James M. Patterson