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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.

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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.

CA Officers Rescue Family from Flash Flood

According to initial reports, the woman and her two children called the police asking for help with an unrelated issue. After they called, heavy rains swept through the area, leading to flash flooding.

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.”

Off-Duty California Officer Rescues Man from Frigid River Waters

An off-duty officer with the California Highway Patrol used intuition and improvisation to rescue a man who had fallen into a cold river along the Willow Creek Trail within the Sierra National Forest over the weekend.

Video: Georgia Officer Tells Story of Saving Teens from River

An officer with the Canton (GA) Police Department explained in a video posted to social media what it was like to rescue two teens who had become stranded in a frigid river.

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