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.