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December 26, 2012

Video: Boston cop jumps in frigid waters to save woman

The woman was suffering from hypothermia and taken to the hospital; the officer and firefighters are okay

By Sarah N. Mattero
The Boston Globe

BOSTON — A woman was rescued from the Fort Point Channel Friday afternoon by a Boston police officer who jumped into the water to save her, authorities said.

Just before 1 p.m., the officer leaped into the water near the Summer Street bridge and swam out to assist the woman who was struggling to hang onto a float.

Using a life preserver, he managed to hold her above water until three firefighters jumped in to assist, Boston police said.

Full Story: Officer jumps in water to save woman in Fort Point Channel

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Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:17:00 AM Great save by Boston Police Officer.
Jorgen Nelsen Jorgen Nelsen Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:53:13 AM Good save in a days work...nuf said.
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:28:14 PM Outstanding! The first time I saw it on the news I noticed he didn't even hesitate other than to remove his service belt. I forsee a medal in that Officer's future.

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