Police Say 3 NYPD Officers Rescue Drowning Man During Storm - NBC New York

Police Say 3 NYPD Officers Rescue Drowning Man During Storm

The man was taken to a hospital in stable condition

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    Police Say NYPD Officers Rescue Drowning Man During Storm

    Police say three NYPD officers jumped into a stormy Hudson River to rescue a drowning man. (Published Saturday, July 2, 2016)

    Three NYPD officers jumped into a storm-tossed Hudson River and rescued a drowning man, the department said.

    The rescue happened at 10 p.m. Friday during strong winds and torrential rains.

    Officers responding to a 911 call saw the man in the Hudson near West 132nd Street. He was about 60 feet from the pier.

    Detective Jason Curley removed his boots and jumped in.

    The man, who was naked, was unconscious and sinking when Curley reached him, police said. Curley grabbed him and secured him to a pylon.

    Two other officers jumped in to help, and a fourth secured a rope ladder for his fellow officers to haul the man to safety.

    The man, whose name wasn't disclosed by police, was taken to a hospital. Information about his condition wasn't available.

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