Video: Cops, firefighter jump into frigid river to rescue woman

Police bodycam video shows Tarrytown first responders jumping into the Hudson River

By Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

TARRYTOWN — Tarrytown police jumped into the frigid Hudson River to rescue a woman found struggling in the water, dramatic body camera video shows.

Members of the Tarrytown Police Department were directed to River Walk about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving a report that a woman had jumped into the water.

When they arrived, they spotted a woman about 20 feet from shore, struggling to stay afloat.

Body camera footage released by the Tarrytown PD shows the officers tossing a rescue disk to the woman and pulling her closer to shore. But she was unable to climb up the bulkhead to safety.

Tarrytown Police Sergeants Chris Caoili and Joseph Barosa ultimately jumped into the freezing water along with Tarrytown Firefighter Scott Weaver, Jr. to get a harness on the woman and help her climb the bulkhead.

“Get your foot on there,” rescuers said calmly as they directed the woman to safety. “Bring your foot up, dear.”

“You got it, sweetie,” another rescuer said.

After a few minutes, responders put a ladder into the water, which she used to climb up as a Tarrytown cop in the water behind her directed her to safety.

“You got to grab onto the ladder, dear,” one rescuer said. “Grab the ladder.”

Medics rushed the woman to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. The officers who jumped into the water after her were taken to Phelps Hospital for evaluation.

(c)2021 New York Daily News

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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