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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Off-Duty NJ Officer Rescues 2 Drowning Men

The officer managed to rescue his friends, relying on his water survival and intervention training.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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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.

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