Watch NYPD Officer Plunge into River's Frigid Waters to Save Woman

March 26, 2024
Body camera footage captured an NYPD officer quickly removing his gear before leaping into the Hudson River to rescue a woman who had jumped into the water.

At the beginning of March, NYPD officers encountered and stopped a woman threatening to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge. As the month ends, officers were called on to make another rescue, this time after a woman had jumped into the Hudson River.

The incident happened just before 7:15 p.m. Thursday when officers of the NYPD's 20th precinct rushed to the scene of a report of a woman who had plunging into the Hudson River near West 72nd Street in Manhattan. On Monday, the department released body camera footage of the call.

In the video, an officer is seen ditching his gear and asking fellow officers for a flotation device before climbing a fence and leaping into the frigid waters. After reaching the woman, he and other officers pulled her up the river embankment's rocky edge to safely get her to dry land.

Once on shore, FDNY medics performed CPR and revived. An NYPD spokesperson told that the woman appeared to be in stable condition following the lifesaving efforts.

No other details of the incident were released by the department.

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