Man rescued from water by Jamestown first responders

By News Staff


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JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts man was rescued from the water early Thursday morning in Jamestown.

Jamestown Police responded to the East Ferry area around 12:50 a.m. Thursday after a 911 call from a woman who said her friend had jumped off the pier into the water below.

Officers made contact with the subject in the water, later identified as a 34-year-old man from Brighton, Mass. As officers attempted to coax the subject back to the pier, Police said, the subject stopped moving.

At this point, Jamestown Police Officer Schaffer entered the water to rescue the subject. Officer Schaffer was able to swim to a nearby floating dock with the subject in tow, where both were removed from the water with the help of Jamestown Fire Department.

Police said both were transported to Newport Hospital for treatment. Officer Schaffer was treated for mild hypothermia and later released in good condition.

The male subject’s condition is not known at this time.

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