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Tag: Rescue from Drowning
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
FL Deputies Rescue 3 from Overturned Car in Canal
Indian River County (FL) Sheriff’s deputy Dan Whittington was on his way to an unrelated call on the afternoon of Oct. 8, when he spotted a partially submerged vehicle upside down in a canal.
October 24, 2022
As Autumn Arrives, Police Prepare for Rescuing Victims from Floodwaters
Earlier this month, dramatic body-camera footage was released showing officers in California pulling a woman and her two children from raging floodwaters that suddenly swept them from their vehicle. This event should serve as a clarion call for agencies to provide swift-water rescue to officers.
September 23, 2022
Retired NYPD Officer Rescues Driver After Car Plunges in NC Lake
The car had traveled off the roadway and crashed in the lake when the retired officer, who is also a local resident, happened to be passing by, fire officials said.
September 22, 2022
Off-Duty NJ Officer Rescues 2 Drowning Men
The officer managed to rescue his friends, relying on his water survival and intervention training.
September 19, 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
AZ Officers Rescue Woman from Vehicle Trapped in Flood Waters
AJPD said they were able to rescue the woman safely but were unable to retrieve her dog from the water.
August 1, 2022
MA Officer Rescues 5 People from Capsized Boat
As Officer Bodwell piloted the Harbor Patrol boat into the mooring field, he immediately observed an adult male in the water waving an arm for help.
June 27, 2022
Foundation Named for Drowned Officer Provides Cops with Water Rescue Training, Equipment
Despite having experience as a lifeguard, Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia lost his life in June of last year while trying to save a teenager from drowning in Worcester, MA. To honor and celebrate his life, his family started the Manny 267 Foundation.
May 11, 2022
NYPD Cop, Swim Team Member, Saves Woman from Drowning in Central Park
Newly released video of the heroic act reminds Officer Emily Healy how things could have gone badly fast the day she jumped into the water to save a woman.
April 19, 2022
Michigan Troopers Rescue Autistic Man from Frozen Pond
After two hours, troopers received a call about a person who had fallen through the ice on a pond about 4.5 miles from the group home. Troopers could hear someone in the water calling for help.
March 17, 2022
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