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Ohio Officers Praised for Rescuing Autistic Girl from Pond
The family of the 6-year-old child, who is non-verbal, reported her missing just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
May 17, 2023
Video Shows FL Officer Saving Woman from Sinking Car
Upon arrival he sprints to the water, asks another officer for a baton, then quickly jumps in the water. He repeatedly struck the driver’s side window until it smashed, then pulled the woman out as water rushed in.
November 30, 2022
BWC Video Shows IL Officers Rescue Child Who Fell Through Ice
Multiple officers deployed water rescue kits while two officers swam to save the drowning child and the adult female who was in the water. In a combined effort, officers were able to safely return to land with the child and the woman.
November 25, 2022
GA Police Department Fields Swiftwater Rescue Team
If the water rescue is something that the patrol officer cannot safely perform, Sgt. Andrew Rausch says the best action is to keep an eye on the victim and wait for a swiftwater team, whether fire or police, to arrive.
November 4, 2022
FL Deputy’s BWC Captures Video of Swiftwater Rescue
One responding deputy had 200 feet of rope in his patrol vehicle. Combined with that, five deputies formed a human chain to pull the woman to safety in rushing water reported to be 10 feet deep.
September 30, 2022
FL Agencies Assess Hurricane Damage, Respond to Flooding
“Obviously, we've been hit. We've been hit very hard,” says Sheriff Carmine Marceno, who surveyed the damage by helicopter. “I can tell you from the heart, there are no words that can describe what we got to see.”
September 29, 2022
CO Deputies Rescue 2 Women from Car Crashed in Reservoir
The incident happened around 11 p.m. when the driver mistakenly went down a boat ramp on a foggy night.
September 13, 2022
MI Trooper’s BWC Captures Rescue of Child from Water
“When you get it, wrap it around your body,” the trooper instructs the child. “I just don’t want you to let go, okay. Wrap it around you and hold on really, really tight.”
August 18, 2022
ID Officers Save Man Clinging to Tree in Boise River
Carter wanted to thank the officer and as he hugged him, he said, “I never in my life thought I’d hug a cop.”
August 8, 2022
SC Rescue Squad Takes Delivery of Amphibious Vehicle
"Our goal is to lessen the time from arrival to getting into the water. We believe this new boat will save precious minutes, will require a smaller launching and retrieval crew, and allow us to travel where currently no boat can."
August 3, 2022
Body-Worn Video Shows FL Deputy Rescue Missing Man in Pond
“Come on buddy, come on. Come on,” the deputy tells the man as he drags him from the water onto the bank. “You’re going to be fine buddy.”
July 6, 2022
Off-Duty MI Officer Saves Man from Lake Michigan
“I walked him through what I was going to do. I told him not to pull me under the water, that I had flotation, that the flotation was sufficient enough to hold him above the water as well."
June 23, 2022
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