Saturday, June 30, 2012

River Rescue - June 30, 2012

Shortly after 5 p.m. today, emergency personnel responded to an incident in which a man reportedly jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge.
The boater in front escorted a police officer in his boat.

Onlookers and emergency personnel watched from the bridge.

For some reason, this man, beverage in hand, seemed compelled to keep wading towards the rescue boats.

And he just kept going.

Rescue boats canvassed the river.

Personnel brought the victim ashore to a waiting gurney.

Fire police kept an eye on the situation.

Mission accomplished, the boats were taken away.

Onlookers kept watching.

This is the guy who allowed the use of his boat.

Personnel summed it all up.


  1. Thanks to the many volunteers that give their valuable personal time to help strangers in a time of need.
    where would we be without them.

    1. That's right. They deserve our continued thanks.